This moment of surprising yourself with your own words, or of being surprised by the poems of others, is at the heart of poetry as epiphany. This experience of creative insight helps you to recognize in yourself a deeper, more resonant voice that has been discouraged, hidden away, or perhaps is yet to be discovered or rediscovered!
Please join us for this Public Talk or stay for the Weekend Retreat, as we explore the breadth and depth of “epiphany” (which comes from the Greek “epiphaneia,” meaning “appearance” or “manifestation.”) It refers to revelations given by the gods.
Some questions that are part of our exploration: Could letting go of self-judgment deepen my practice of listening to what God wants me to discover?
Date & Time: Fri., March 15 at 7pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: John Fox
Fee: $25 (public talk only) See calendar to register for the weekend retreat!
About the Presenter:
John Fox, Poetry Therapist, is a poet, educator, and author. His books include, Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making (1995) and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (1997). His work is featured in the 2008 PBS documentary Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine. John has taught as associate adjunct professor in CA. at Institutes and Universities over the last 25 years. He is President of The Institute for Poetic Medicine, a nonprofit, which provides poetry-as-healer to marginalized communities and people across the United States.