About Richard

fullsizerenderAfter retiring from teaching literature and composition at several high schools in Maine and from a position as a writing consultant at Bates College, Richard Wile published essays and reviews in numerous magazines and journals, including The Christian Century, America, Fourth Genre, and Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. He is a past winner of the Maine Writers and Publishers Open Writing Competition, and a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards in nonfiction. Requiem in Stones is his first novel.

He currently facilitates spiritual writing programs throughout the state as well as a weekly writing group for the homeless and materially poor in Brunswick, Maine.

Long active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lay Reader, he is a Member of the Fellowship of The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and serves on the Board of the Northeast Guild for Spiritual Formation, an ecumenical community called to encourage and empower all who seek the presence and guidance of the Holy in their lives.