The Making Life

Creating a Journal of Your Own

Writing in a journal is a very personal practice. You connect the depths of your life to the words you scribe on the pages. When that journal is one you have made with your own hands, an additional layer of intimacy and connection is added to the journaling process.

In this day long retreat participants will make their own hardcover journal to take home at the end of the day. Participants will learn all the steps in making their journal including sewing one of the most ancient bindings for books—the Coptic stitch. Participants will also take with them printed resources on the process and a list of bookbinding suppliers and paper sources.

Led by Glenn Mitchell



The House Next Door
177 Princeton-Hightstown Road
Princeton Junction, NJ  08550

Friday, April 26, 2019


9:30 am - 4:00 pm


$65 - $85, as you are able, plus $20 materials fee to be paid at time of registration. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Unfortunately, this Day Retreat is filled. Please contact the office to be put on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.  Thank you.
Oasis Office contact information:
phone: (717) 737-8222
email: [email protected]

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Leader for this Event

Glenn Mitchell is Director of Oasis Ministries and has a practice of spiritual direction in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. For over 20 years Glenn has been making his own journals and finding the words to fill them.