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Jessica travels to speak about literary nonfiction; spiritual friendship; the intersection of spirituality, creativity and mental illness; women in the Catholic church; and building creative communities. Click here to book Jessica.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

11/02/2017: STRANGE JOURNEY BOOK LAUNCH (All Souls Day), Indianapolis

c_4499_StrangeJourney_CoverDesignSt. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church 1870 W Oak St, Zionsville, Indiana
7-9 PM. Wine, food, and door prizes Sick Pilgrim style.

PAST EVENTS:

9/20/2017: CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, Indianapolis
On the authority of women to speak and teach about religion in the church and the public sphere

9/29-10/2/2017: THE ETYMOLOGY OF CONVIVIUM: A Literary Gathering, Pittsburgh 

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Keynote address on “Divine Eccentricity” in Synod Hall at St Paul’s Cathedral; on creating literary community; reading from “‘The Babadook and the Faith Healer.”

3/3/2017: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY MAKING LITERATURE CONFERENCE On writing and publishing creative nonfiction.

3/31/2017: Religion Communicators Council Convention, Chicago 

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Media Panel Plenary: Covering Religion in an Age of Corporatized Media and Self-Made Bubbles: with editors and writers from CBS Radio and Chicago Tribune.

St. James Cathedral, Downtown Chicago

Five (or More) Ways to Make One Sick Blog, a workshop on creating online spiritual community based on Jess’s work with Sick Pilgrim

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4/5/17

Readings from Love and Salt and Strange Journey ; lecture on the writing and publication of spiritual essays.

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5/2/17

Guest lecture on Flannery O’Connor, Kurt Vonnegut, Sick Pilgrim, and the Catholic Imagination, hosted by Rob Saler

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6/22-24/17

Trying to Say God: Re-enchanting the Literary Imagination

With guests Mary Karr, Heather King, Tim Powers, Bro. Guy Consolmagno, Bishop Daniel Flores, Natalie Diaz, and many more about how to encourage, inspire, and create community among artists of faith.

 

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