The Glen Workshop, a program of Image, began in 1995 as an innovative event combining the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a spiritual retreat.

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Yerra Sugarman

Memory is passed from speaker to reader as it is through generations. Sugarman herself is only one generation removed from the Holocaust: her parents are survivors, and she was raised in a community that shared that trauma. In Sugarman’s words, we see her inherited violence doing just that: resisting and shaping a reality, demanding it be something more.

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Notes on Heresy

| May 15, 2018

Lynching, Racial Terror, and Black Liberation Theology

| May 14, 2018

Poetry Friday: “are you my god”

| May 11, 2018

In the Presence of My Enemies

| May 10, 2018

Replace STEM with STAR

| May 9, 2018

Halted by Haiku

| May 8, 2018

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Inherited but never Inhabited

Judith Rock ponders exile and her family history.


Allison Backous tracks the cycle of family history and chronicles her exodus.

The Ring

Lee Haupt unearths the scars of her family history.

Lord God Bird

Isaac Anderson reflects on the intermittence of experiencing God.
Best American Essays
Honorable Mention 2013

Love Letters

Lee Isaac Chung on Hollywood’s American dream as seen through the eyes of Korean immigrants.

The Many-Voiced God

Tyler McCabe on the family television and telling and untelling stories.

The Cloud of Unknowing

Kevin Honold ponders probation and frames his existence through migration and the words of an anonymous fourteenth century English priest.

Into Deep Waters

Laura Bramon Good frames her musings on the body through pregnancy and her aging grandmother.

Fire in Freedom


Kermes Red


Morning Prayer with Hopkins’ Kestrel


My Mother’s Visit


Saint Taciturn


Infantile Paralysis


 Special Topics


Road films. Horror films. Films on marriage. Divine comedies. We love movies. Do you? We’ve got you covered.

Evolution and the Imago Dei

Explore the intersection of faith, science, and art.


“Not since O’Connor’s Mystery and Manners has there been such bracing insight on the pile-up where art and faith collide.”

—Annie Dillard 

The Landscape of Art & Faith

What is the contemporary literary climate like for writers of faith? How will they fare in the future?

Why Believe in God?

We put it to a group of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians: At a time in human history when religious faith is called not only out-of-date but malignant, why do you believe?

The Word-Soaked World: Troubling the Lexicon of Art & Faith

This collection of short essays demonstrates the push-pull relationship believing artists have with words: We are in pursuit of a God who is revealed through the poetry of the oldest Psalms, but whose true name is impossible to pronounce.

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