Judith Hougen has taught creative writing at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul for over 20 years. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has published 2 books: The Second Thing I Remember (poetry) and Tranformed Into Fire: Discovering Your True Identity As God's Beloved (Christian living). She loves leading workshops and retreats on writing and spiritual life and can be contacted at www.judithhougen.blogspot.com.
Writing Your Story: Getting to the Heart of Narrative
People are drawn to personal stories, and when written well, they can be powerful and transformative. This workshop will cover practical aspects of writing our stories, including the arc of a narrative, detail, and tension. We also will dive into the deeper concerns of personal narrative, touching on issues such as how we know a story is ready to be told, our motives for telling it, and the spiritual journey of sharing ourselves in writing.