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Memoir Group

  • Fireside Room 52 Arlington Avenue Kensington United States (map)

Monthly Memoir Group led by Ruth Robinson in the Fireside Room.

"Write what you see." A holy writing prompt, long before the phrase got 150,000,000 hits in a search engine.

Alice Walker had a similar one that rescued me from many dry spells, an inspiration I found in her work years ago. She suggested picking up a photograph with personal meaning and starting with the words, "In this one…." It's an invitation to describe a world that only you could see. A world that doesn't exist, apart from your telling. 

Maybe God gives you the same holy prompt that John heard, long ago on Patmos. Do you see trouble? Write it. Beauty? Write that. Solidarity? Write that. Persecution? Write that, too. 

Maybe you're not so much for writing—so speak what you see, or draw what you see, or sculpt what you see. Maybe your "seeing" is with the ears or the taste buds instead of the eyes. Either way: take what you know, and share it. 

Because the kin-dom is always looking for your vision, to become complete. 

Earlier Event: May 19
Inquirers Class
Later Event: May 21