Quakerism, Creativity, and the Artistic Process

“In the beginning of Genesis,” Linda Seger tells us, “it says the Spirit of God hovered over the deep.” That pause before the act of creation began has become a source of inspiration for her. “I got to thinking, that’s what Quakers do. We hover. We hover before we speak, and that’s what the artist can do… Before you go over to the easel, before you go to the computer, just sit there and hover for a minute.”

As an author and former screenwriting consultant, Linda has spent more than 50 years considering the places where creativity and spirituality meet. In this conversation, she reflects on some of the themes of her most recent book, God’s Part in Our Art, and how they were shaped by her Quaker faith.

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