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Meaning Making in the Literary Arts: A Spirituality and Literature Discussion Group

  • Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center 229 East Litchfield Road Litchfield, CT, 06759 United States (map)

Meaning Making in the Literary Arts…

Sherri Reed

“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers,” James Baldwin wrote. This reading and discussion group will endeavor to lay bare the questions we find in literature, particularly in the contemporary novel. Our first book will be Marilynne Robinson’s Home. In what has been called a Prodigal Son story, we will be able to surface questions of exile, spiritual affliction, grace, and forgiveness. We will choose future works as a group. Bring a notebook for writing, your ideas, and the book we are discussing. Book not included in fee.

EVERY OTHER THURSDAY. January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25.

Creating a core group makes for a fulfilling experience, but attendance at each week is not required.

Suggested donation at the door: $5 (This is a free program, but registration is required. )

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Sherri Reed holds a Master of Arts in Religion degree from Yale University with a concentration in Religion and Literature. A published essayist and poet, she seeks to understand how we make meaning in and through the arts. She has facilitated discussion around a variety of texts including novels, poetry, and essay, and continues her scholarship at Yale through participation in the Christian Poetics Initiative. Part of the Berkeley Divinity School community for several years, Sherri led prayer and worked on a worship team to develop services.