A day of spiritual exploration at Volcano Art Center

  • TOM PEEK

Spiritual explorers, grab your pens!

Have you ever tried writing as a spiritual practice, using a pen to deepen the conversation with your soul? Would you like to gain better insight into your life and the world around you by exploring your own thoughts and feelings?

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Join award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Tom Peek for his acclaimed workshop, Zen Pen – Writing as Spiritual Practice, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

“Writing is a potent way to understand the human spirit, increase our awareness, examine our lives and foster compassion for others and ourselves,” says Peek.

Peek’s inspirational techniques and simulating exercises have helped hundreds of islanders explore their creative minds and unique voices. Students always go home enthused, praising his workshops as “enlivening,” “revelatory” and “the best Saturday I’ve spent in a long time!”

The cost to attend is $75, or $65 for VAC members. No writing experience is necessary.

Students are asked to bring a personal object from their home, car, workshop, office or boat, and a handheld mirror, as well as a lunch.

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To register, call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Peek has taught his popular workshops since 1991. He’s written for three decades, professionally and to process and guide the experiences of his life. His work ranges from university publications to late-night radio comedy, and includes fiction, newspaper commentaries, magazine articles, national park exhibits and award-winning video productions. His Hawaii novel, “Daughters of Fire,” won a Benjamin Franklin Award from the national Independent Book Publishers Association.

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