UUPP 024: Author, Janet Mason – Finding Inspiration for Work and Life in the UU Faith

Janet Mason

Janet Mason – Author, Lay Leader -Incorporating Writings into Services

Janet shares about her experience as a newbie to Unitarian Universalism, her involvement as a lay leader and how she incorporates her writings into the UUCR services. Hear how her book Tea Leaves came about and shares a personal story about her mother and her past.

What is her advice for aspiring writers? “Take yourself seriously.”

Bio:

Janet MasonJanet Mason is an author and lay minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia. Her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters was published in 2012 by Bella Books. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post and her commentary airs on This Way Out, the Los Angeles-based, international LGBT news syndicate. Since becoming a member of UUCR last year, she has incorporated pieces of fictions into her sermons, including a piece inspired by The Hebrew Bible called “The Serpent” and an excerpt from her recently completed book Art, a novel of revolution, love and marriage.

Favorite Quote:

Poetry is not a luxury. – Audre Lorde

Links:

Janet Mason’s author blog can be found at https://tealeavesamemoir.wordpress.com/

She can be found on:

Twitter: @amusejanetmason 

You Tube readings from Art

Tea Leaves by Mason, Janet (2012) Paperback

Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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