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Mid-Month Book Club Conversation: Native (CANCELLED)

with Christine Valters Paintner and Claudia Love Mair

October 22nd, 2021

4 pm Ireland/UK time

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Program Description

Our book club community conversation for October is cancelled. Claudia Love Mair’s son has died. Please shower her and her family with your prayers during this heartbreaking time. 

Join us for a community conversation on Native via Zoom. Please purchase a copy of the book in advance. While reading make note of your questions, ponderings, favorite quotes, and other insights to share with us.

The program will be recorded for those who pre-register but are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

Your Guides for the Journey


Christine Valters Paintner

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE  is the founder and director of, a virtual monastery and global community integrating contemplative practice, creative expression, and ways to nourish an earth-cherishing consciousness. She is a spiritual director, teacher, pilgrimage guide, expressive arts educator, poet, and author of 17 books on spirituality and the arts. Christine lives out her commitment as a Benedictine oblate and monk in the world on the west coast of Ireland with her husband John and dog Sourney. Visit the “About Christine” page for more information.

Claudia Love Mair (1)

Claudia Love Mair

Claudia Love Mair, MFA is a writer, artist, and Ringmistress of the Beautiful Soul Circus, a private Facebook group for creatives, queers, and tender souls. She’s an Inspirationalista who, when she’s not creating something herself, helps other creatives tap into their deepest intuition and longings through writing and painting. Claudia is the author of the God Alone is Enough, the critically acclaimed novel, Zora and Nicky, and her memoir, Don’t You Fall Now. She is a Certified Intuitive Painting and Expressive Arts Facilitator and the Coordinator for the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative. Claudia lives in Lexington, with two of her adult children, and three cats, including one who thinks he’s a dog.


To help support the Lift Every Voice Book Club we are asking for a suggested fee of $10. In the spirit of equity all BIPOC are welcome to choose free registration as well as anyone struggling financially. Sponsorship rates support our ability to offer scholarships. 

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Terms and Conditions

Please consider your purchase carefully and review the many free materials we have on our website to make sure the program will be a good fit or get in touch with any questions.

We ask that you honor our work by not sharing the program materials with others who are not enrolled.

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These videos are made available to registered participants and may also be included in future versions of the program including self-study. If you choose to speak during a recorded gathering, you are giving us your consent to record that contribution. If you prefer not to be seen or heard, you can of course switch off or mute your camera or microphone at any time. Chat sessions are recorded and posted as well. Participation in the chat function is also giving consent to their recording. Breakout groups are never recorded.

If you choose a payment plan and stop payment before fulfilling the commitment without contacting us to make other arrangements, your access to the program will be removed.