Free 6-week class on writing spiritual memoir

Writers on the Avenue and Trinity Episcopal Church are teaming up to offer a FREE six-week workshop for anyone interested in writing a spiritual memoir.

The class will include guided reflection, discussion of craft, writing time, and sharing works in progress. Writers of all ages, levels of experience, and different faith paths are welcome. We welcome anyone who’s interested in reflecting on and writing about their experience of religion, spirit, spirituality, and the divine. We will incorporate discussion about different experiences of faith as well as writing exercises, generative activities, and workshopping what we’re creating.

The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Walnut St., Muscatine, on the following Sundays: February 10, February 24, March 10, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

The class is co-led by Reverend Kathleen Milligan and Dr. Misty Urban. Rev. Milligan has decades of experience guiding Episcopalian churches throughout Iowa and is currently interim rector at Trinity. Dr. Urban is a professor of creative writing and English literature and is currently president of Writers on the Avenue. She has published award-winning short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, medieval scholarship, and two collections of short stories.

For more information on spiritual memoir, visit for reflection, writing exercises, resources, and a reading list. The class will make use of Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew’s book Writing the Sacred Journey.  The only required materials are pen, paper, an open mind, and a willing spirit.

The class is free, but space is limited. Use the contact form below to reserve a seat, or contact WOTA with questions.