9:30 am - 10:45 am

Personal Theology will host a trio of talented women to discuss how imagination, creativity, and spirituality have been entwined-or not-throughout their lives.

Dr. Lynn Hammond grew up loving literature, sometimes reading surreptitiously under her blanket when she was supposed to be sleeping. Since earning her Ph.D. from USC in English in 1974, she’s devised creative techniques to help others find joy in writing and literature. This led to her co-creating the Bard Writing and Thinking Institute, which trains English teachers around the country to make their classes more creative, more effective, and, well, fun.

Deborah Schmidt– A UUCB member since 2004, award-winning poet Deborah Bachels Schmidt has a chapbook, Stumbling into Grace, forthcoming from Orchard Street Press. Other publication credits include Blue Unicorn, California Quarterly, The Ekphrastic Review, The Lyric, and The Poeming Pigeon.  Deborah is also a member of the choir at UUCB, plays the flute, and is a past President of the Board of Trustees.

Evelie Delfino Posch Sales is a sacred singer/writer; recording artist; drummer, dancer; Pranic and Certified Sound Healer and Therapist; choral director; storyteller; actress; and music educator.  Many of us have had the pleasure of hearing Evelie’s beautiful voice as she has sung at several services at UUCB, including at the Winter Solstice service in December 2020.