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Former pastor leads ‘Holy Ink’ roundtable

Former pastor Cathy Warner will lead a writers’ roundtable titled “Holy Ink: Exploring Spiritual Writing” next week at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Warner described spiritual writing as “moving us beyond outlines and plots and beyond religious creeds and professed beliefs toward discovery. Freed from expectations of what and how we should write, spiritual writing opens us to encounter mystery. It helps us delve into the unknown and attempt to name what is powerful, moving and true for ourselves at a heart-and-soul level.”

With a master’s degree in fine arts in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University, Warner serves as literary editor for the “Good Letters” blog in the journal Image and has led spiritual writing workshops for more than a decade. A former United Methodist pastor, she was published by The Upper Room. Her short stories have appeared in literary journals.

A Californian for 50 years, Warner now lives on Bainbridge where she blogs, writes, works as an editor, and hosts writers on retreat. Her website, Bainbridge Island Ink, can be seen at

The Field’s End Roundtable is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and is free and open to writers of all levels. The evening includes a question-and-answer period and closes with an opportunity to network with other writers. No registration is required.

For more information, visit or call the library at 206-842-4162.

Field’s End, an affiliate of the Bainbridge Public Library, offers workshops, classes and other events focusing on the art, craft and profession of writing.

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