Twinkle in the Press

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Rev. Dr. “Twinkle” Marie Manning is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries and the Co-convener for UU Women and Religion. In the religious world “Twinkle” is an interfaith minister, retreat leader, poet and liturgist. In the secular world she is an award-winning television producer, development director and book publisher. She opens her homes in Maine to serve as retreat centers for those who wish to lead and participate in workshops, rituals, concerts, meditations and worship services. And she has developed a new program that made its debut at the UUA Headquarters: UU Talks, a new TED Talk-like initiative that lifts up UU values and is designed for congregations to use as methods of outreach and fundraising.

We will update this page as often as possible. It will include both spiritual and secular press and publicity.

Concord Journal, Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Thank you Cynthia Ellis for a wonderful article in Concord Journal. And Pierre Chiha for his photo. And to C.C., Jan and Tony for this heart warming collaboration towards peace and social justice. — with Marie Gerstel Manning, C.c. King and Tony Fisher.

Book launch for “Women of Spirit: Exploring Sacred Paths of Wisdom Keepers”


I was absolutely thrilled to be able to offer Liz Fisher‘s Rise Up and Call Her Name curriculum to the women of Concord with my dear friend the Amazing Bozena Smith!!! It actually turned into more than a year long project with the group of women who joined us.

CLICK HERE for Pictures of Starhawk‘s interview and retreat with Twinkle (and…Orion’s walk at Walden Pond with Starhawk!).



What fun to work with these friends: John, Twinkle, Anna & Matt. Pivotal to bringing TEDx to their town.


Live Studio Audience Signature Event Empowering Women Interview with Anita Diamant:

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