UUVC’s Insight Service welcomes John Swinburn on Sunday, June 14. The service will be an online service that can be accessed on the church’s website on the Messages and Sermons page.
Regardless of the language, words are transformative. They can calm fears, turn anger into rage, soothe troubled emotions. John Swinburn will discuss his love affair with words. He will share excerpts of some of his writing and read brief quotations from a few writers whose command of language exemplifies the transformative power of words.
John Swinburn was born in South Texas and grew up along the Texas coast. The first eighteen years of his life at home, the youngest of six children with an English teacher mother, embedded in him a love of language and literature that remains with him to this day. He began writing while still in high school. Writing is, for Swinburn, an intellectual and emotional outlet. He has lived in Texas, as well as Chicago and White Plains, New York, environments that color much of his writing. Since he and his wife, Janine Bethscheider, moved to Hot Springs Village after early retirement, he has devoted ever more time to writing, winning awards for his short stories and poetry. He also writes what he calls “stream of consciousness expression—thinking through my fingers.” Swinburn is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Village. He maintains a blog at johnswinburn.com.
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