Writing Your Good Life
Facilitators Christine Schoefer and Robert Quintana Hopkins
Sunday August 18
“Nothing I have ever done or said can interfere with my divine inheritance”
This experiential and interactive workshop allows participants to reframe the stories of their past.
Using simple facilitated writing prompts, we will excavate the treasures that are buried inside our memories and experiences. Every single experience in our lives is a valuable lesson, nothing needs to be hidden; we can celebrate life’s gifts and successes and transform regrets and recriminations into joyful self-acceptance.
This workshop provides tools you can use to build a loving relationship with your past, allowing you to live in peace and gratitude today.
Workshop facilitators and East Bay Church of Religious Science Practitioners, Christine Schoefer and Robert Quintana Hopkins, have long used writing as a tool for their own healing and spiritual development.
About the Facilitators
Christine Schoefer is a Berlin-born German American writer and educator who likes to frame everyday life events in the larger context of politics and culture and, importantly, of spiritual understanding. Christine has written essays about a wide range of subjects for US and German publications including, the San Francisco Chronicle, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and California Magazine. Her just completed memoir Divided is a tale of personal transformation set in divided Berlin during the Cold War era. Christine’s blog, Knowing Germany, can be found at www.christineschoefer.org
Robert Quintana Hopkins is an essayist and poet whose interests include race, identity, culture, gender, sexuality, individual agency and spirituality. A native Californian who is half Mexican American and half African American, much of his writing focuses on multi-racial identity. Robert’s debut poetic memoir is entitled Glass Closet, published in 2009 by AfroChicano Press. Robert facilitates a monthly writing circle entitled “Write to Heal.” Learn more about Robert at www.afrochicanopress.com.
Facilitators: Christine Schoefer and Robert Quintana Hopkins
When: Sunday August 18, 2019 from 1:00pm -3:00pm
Where: East Bay Church of Religious Science Sanctuary
4130 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
For more information call 510.420.1003