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Set in the peaceful surroundings of the Mariandale center, the week will be illuminated by a morning writing workshop, time to explore the gardens and fields, time and space for personal writing and art, evening discussions on spirituality and creative endeavor, sunsets over the Hudson, a labyrinth surrounded by trees, and an opportunity to simply rest and reflect in the stillness. Bring journals and writing and art supplies as desired. Relax, Reflect, and Recharge is a week for the self, and an invitation to a week of inspiration.
Time: Sun., June 11 at 5 pm to Sat., June 17 at 1 pm (after lunch; all meals included)
Presenter: Magie Dominic
Fee: $500 (All meals included)
About the Presenter
Magie Dominic is a Canadian poet, author, and artist. Her first novel, The Queen of Peace Room, was written at a retreat center, and a second memoir, Street Angel, received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Awards. Magie studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, New School University,
Franklin Furnace, and Open Theatre.
Allow nature and sacred space to hold your thoughts as you write your own path to inner peace. Use writing prompts to help you create a poem, journal entry, or another collage of words. Put your feelings on the page and transform them, in a supportive atmosphere, as we employ the power of language to cast our future in a new light.
Time: Sat., February 25, 10:00 to 3:30 pm (includes hot lunch)
Presenter: Ann van Buren
About the Presenter
Ann van Buren is a teacher, librarian, and lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley. Her poems have been published in many journals and in The Rumpus online. Educated at Columbia University and NYU, Ann has worked at schools and universities in the US and abroad and regularly facilitates poetry workshop. Ann also teaches poetry for The Amsterdam Writing Workshop, in the Netherlands.