Contemplation and Action in the Writing Life
with Jessie Van Eerden, Milton Center Fellow
April 24, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150
Jessie Van Eerden will give a talk about the necessary tension between contemplation and action—the two “ways of being”— and what they bring to the writing life and Christian vocation.
Van Eerden is currently in residence at Seattle Pacific University as the 2007-08 Milton Center postgraduate fellow. The Milton Center, based at Image journal, exists to nurture writers of Christian commitment and literary excellence.
Jessie Van Eerden holds an MFA in creative non-fiction from the top-ranked University of Iowa. She also spent two years in Washington D.C. living in intentional community with Mennonite Voluntary Service and working at Academy of Hope, an adult literacy center. Her essays have appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing 2006, Geez Magazine, Portland, Bellingham Review, North Dakota Quarterly and Riverteeth.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 206.281.2988.
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