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Finding Inner Peace: The Art of Spiritual Writing



What meaning does life hold for you? What spiritual lessons have been especially illuminating? If you could pen these contemplative insights, what wisdom or struggle would be articulated? In a world that has slowed down, many people are finding time to reflect on their own life purpose. In the first session of this two-part workshop, participants discuss some contemporary texts exploring spiritual identity and practice; at the same time, we will share our own personal journeying in such introspection. A writing exercise will help participants generate new work, which we will together read and discuss in the second session within this safe, open space. Facilitated by award-winning author Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, this event will be conducted online. Participants receive a set of readings specially curated for this event.


Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of a novel, quasi-memoir, two lyric essay monographs, four hybrid works, and nine poetry collections. He has also edited more than 20 books and co-produced three audio-books. A former journalist, Desmond received his theology masters (world religions) from Harvard University and fine arts masters (creative writing) from the University of Notre Dame. Among other accolades, Desmond is the recipient of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Poetry World Cup, Singapore Literature Prize, and three Living Now Book Awards. He helms Squircle Line Press as its founding editor.

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