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Contemplative Writing in Action Workshop

What to Expect

Contemplative Writing Is a Flow: using writing to deepen your contemplative practice and using contemplative values to break open your writing. This three-hour gathering will focus on exercises that shift the way we see the world, invite us to listen to what we hear, guide us into the core of who we are, and support our return to the world with a new perspective of gratitude in action. Perfect for new writers, dedicated writers, and contemplatives seeking to expand their practice. Bring your favorite writing instruments. Chocolate and snacks provided. 


Ellen Morris Prewitt is an award-winning author with fifteen years experience leading writing groups. During eight of those years, she facilitated a weekly writing group of men and women experiencing homelessness. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and a member of the School of Contemplative Living Contemplative Justice Group. She splits her time between New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Memphis. She’s a newly-minted long-distance swimmer. You can read more about her own writing journey at


Alisha Johnson Perry helps individuals and non-profits pursue their philanthropic passion, as a Certified Fundraising Executive. She has advanced social justice causes throughout the U.S. Gulf South, fundraising over $20 million through grants, major gifts, strategic planning, events management and content creation, as a fundraising specialist over the past 16 years. A New Orleans native, Alisha has bylines in Gulf Coast Woman Magazine, is a Highlights “High Five” author, and serves as Critique Coordinator with the Louisiana/ Mississippi Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She is also an avid walker, Scrabble competitor, and burgeoning gardener.

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