“OUR LIVES AS SACRED STORY” WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Carrie Newcomer invites participants to explore and honor the depth, grace and wonder of our own stories. This workshop will use song, conversation, exploratory writing, group and individual experiences designed to facilitate a spiritual framing of our daily lives and inspire us to ponder the meaning of our personal histories. This workshop will focus on paying attention, the richness of our own stories and how they connect to the stories around us.
This workshop has been developed to be very safe, nurturing and encouraging. It welcomes all, including those who have previous experience in writing or creative expression, as well as those who are interested in exploring new ways to tell their own personal and spiritual story.
Carrie has been described by Barbara Kingsolver as “poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace” as well as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, and Rolling Stone says that Carrie “asks all the right questions” in her music. She has toured with Alison Krauss Europe and the U.S. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better”, on their Grammy-winning album This Side. Carrie internationally facilitates workshops on the topics of songwriting, creative writing and spirituality, vocation and activism. In 2009 & 2011 Carrie was invited to tour India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. In 2011 she released her 15th recording Everything is Everywhere with master of the Indian classical sarod Amjad Ali Khan as a beneﬁt for the Interfaith Hunger Initiative. In 2012 she is collaborating with author Parker J. Palmer in concert and retreats based on “Healing The Heart of Democracy”.