Writing as a Wisdom Project
Saturday 17th November 2012
An intensive one day course in writing
At Healing Waters Sanctuary, Glastonbury
9.45am to 6pm
Writing as a Wisdom project
From Green Gulch Farm Zen Centre California
Engaging playfully with imaginative writing as an opportunity to receive, express, study, and reveal our own presently arising body and mind, we will write together from prompts, and read aloud, listen, and respond to one another’s words. Our writings and responses are explorations, and our conversations are based in imaginative and emotional insight rather than craft or editorial critique. Our time together will be intimate and playful, and will offer everyone opportunities for participation and discussion.
The work we do together is appropriate for participants at any level of writing experience. Our time is structured to include informal periods of reflection and formal periods of silent meditation as practiced in the Zen tradition. Meditation instruction will be offered as needed.
Please arrive at Healing Waters at 9.45am in order to begin promptly at 10am.
There will be a break for lunch at 1pm to 2pm.
If you wish bring food for so we may share lunch together.
Catherine Gammon; a short Biography
Catherine Gammon is a fiction writer, writing teacher, and Soto Zen priest. Her first novel ‘Isabel Out of the Rain,’ was published in 1991. Her shorter fiction has appeared in many literary journals, and she recently published ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ a collection of early stories from the 1970s. From 1992-2000, Catherine taught in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Beginning in 2000. Catherine trained for ten years in residence at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. She was ordained as a priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi in 2005, and served as shuso, or head monk, for the Spring 2010 practice period at Green Dragon Temple/Green Gulch Farm. In summer 2010, Catherine served as visiting priest to the Dancing Mountains Sangha in the UK and in 2011 returned to Pittsburgh, where she has been co-leading the City Dharma sitting group Catherine has offered Writing as a Wisdom Project at various venues in the UK, as well as at Green Gulch Farm Zen Centre, Marblehead Zen Centre, Stillpoint Zen Community in Pittsburgh, and Brooklyn Zen Centre.
This is now payable to confirm your place.
Please make cheques payable to
Dancing Mountains Zen Sangha
And return to Westerly, Washbourne, Totnes, Devon TQ97UF
(If you don’t manage to book in time there are still some places and you can pay on the door, but please email to let us know that you are coming_