On March 28 - 31, 2019, well-known writing instructors Mary Kay Shanleyand Diane Douiyssi will come to St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, and present a program titled, Charting Your Soul’s Compass: A Women’s Reflective Writing Retreat. Visualize yourself with other vibrant women, tending their souls, responding to a call to pursue reflective writing as an entrance into the deeper self. Trust yourself, embrace your spirit, experience the treasure of expression waiting to emerge. And if you wish, consider possibilities — essays, poems, stories for you alone, or to share with others. Any option is rich, worthy.Finally, experience the joy of relating to women equally intent on greater discovery, celebration of purpose and direction in their own lives.
Mary Kay Shanley began her career as a newspaper reporter, then moved into freelance writing when her children were small. Her first book, She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes, became abestseller. Nine books followed; she’s currently writing a memoir about adoption. Mary Kay is an instructor with the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival. Her most profound experience has been leading classes inside the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. She and her husband live in West Des Moines, IA.
Diane Douiyssi is founder and owner of Inner Wisdom Wayfinding where she is a Writing Mentor, certified Martha Beck Life Coach and Creative Business Coach who helps individuals listen to and follow their inner wisdom so they can find their own unique way home in this world. She’s a lifelong writer who, having discovered the richness of reflective writing, uses it daily to access her own inner guidance and suffuse her writing, business and life with spirit. Previously, she worked for 15 years in the corporate world, most recently as Director, Content Marketing in Global Marketing & Communications where she wrote professionally, consulted and led workshops. She’s lived across the globe and is currently settled in the Midwest, close to the earth and peoples that nourish the world.
The program fee is only $90, room and board charges will be added to the program fee. For more information call St. Benedict Center 402-352-8819.
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