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Creative writing as a spiritual practice


A webinar exploring how creative writing can be prayer.

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60-minute webinar with Q&A
February 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. EST
On-demand replay will be available

Join Outlook Editor/Publisher Teri McDowell Ott in a conversation with Mary O’Shan (Shan) Overton, the director of the Center for Writing and Learning Support at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the director of the seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Creative Writing and Public Theology degree program.

In this webinar, participants will explore the ways that the act of writing can mirror prayer in the ways it can be connective and formational. They will explore ways to make writing a regular part of their spiritual lives. And they will be given the opportunity to respond to brief writing prompts (bring your favorite writing instrument). There will also be a time of Q&A with Teri and Shan, who are both committed, published writers.

What do I get when I order?

When you order today, you will receive a recording of the webinar and a list of additional writing prompts and resources.

What is the price?

We ask that you pay $10 for individual viewing and $20 if the recording is going to be viewed by a group. If your group is larger than 25, please email for pricing.

How do I pay?

Based on the pricing structure outlined above, enter the appropriate amount in the “name your price” box when you check out. Thank you!

This webinar is one way that Presbyterian Outlook funds our ministry of being a prophetic, pastoral and independent publication focused on creating trustworthy resources and spaces for conversation. Thank you for your support.