Teacher, writer and seminarian Greg Garrett will offer a week-long class on writing for peace and justice at the Ghost Ranch campus in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in late May.
“Writing for Peace and Justice – Being a Voice for Change” will be held May 22-28. Details of the course (numbered W542) are at http://ghostranch.org/catalog. It can be accessed at the bottom right of the homepage in the “Writing” link.
Garrett’s course explores using the power of words to direct attention and energy toward peace and justice issues from the local to international levels. Advocacy writers and speakers such as Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez and Barbara Jordan will be read and discussed. Class members will discover social issues in northern New Mexico and use Robert Linthicum’s Transforming Power book to learn ways of organizing a community beyond the page or pulpit.
Garrett teaches English and film at Baylor University where he has received teaching awards. He has woven peace and justice issues into his two novels, Free Bird and Cycling, in addition to non-fiction books The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix and Holy Superheroes. Garrett is a second year divinity student from the Diocese of Texas at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.