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“Spirit” delivers inspiration for writers, artists, creatives, and contemplatives.

You can expect short essays (never over 1,000 words) twice a month on Thursdays. Spirit covers a range of topics including:

  • personal essays and flash creative nonfiction

  • musings on spiritual concepts I’m meditating on

  • reviews of books I’m loving, mostly memoir, nonfiction, and writing craft

  • writing prompts and creative exercises I’m using

  • inspiration for embracing and nourishing your creative and contemplative life  

Who is Sarah K. Lenz?

I’m a literary writer and educator. My debut essay collection, What Will Outlast Me?, was published by Unsolicited Press in 2023 and is available from your favorite online booksellers. What Will Outlast Me? is about the moments when death brushed near, but I felt more alive. I write about a cancer diagnosis, car wrecks, house fires, and other ordinary tragedies, which become surprisingly sublime.

Contemplation, including meditation, is the foundation of my spiritual and creative practice.

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Essayist. Literary Arts Educator. Founder of Writers' Studio. Writing about how spirituality intersects with creativity for anyone seeking inspiration from daily life.