Poetry for Life Series: Morning Tea ‘n Poetry

Poetry for Life Series: Morning Tea ‘n Poetry

Poetry for Life Series: Morning Tea ‘n Poetry

Poetry: Doorway to Prayer

This writing workshop invites you to explore nature as healer, nature as delight, and nature as companion. Let the surroundings of Mariandale be your inspiration to paint words into a poetic rhythm of lyrical language. During the workshop, we’ll have writing prompts to explore the creative process as a spiritual path, where you’ll be able to connect with your inner wisdom and the sacredness of solitude.

Dates & Times: Sat., March 30, from 11am to 3:30pm

Presenter: Karen Rippstein

Fee: $60 (includes lunch)

 

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About the Presenter

Karen Rippstein is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet, and creative writing teacher. She teaches writing programs at colleges, senior centers, spirituality centers, libraries, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen’s work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

 

 

 

Exploring Epiphany through Poetry & Poem-Making: Public Talk

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!

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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.

Exploring Epiphany through Poetry and Poem-Making Weekend Retreat

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 in this 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?

Please register early to reserve your spot; the weekend retreat is limited to 22 participants.

Date & Time: Fri., March 15 at 5pm through Sun., March 17 at 1pm
Presenter: John Fox
Fee: $250 (all inclusive)

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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.

Coming Back to the Light: A Healing Circle for Women #MeToo

A gentle healing circle for women to help them bring past trauma out of the shadows and into the light.

This is a healing circle for women: a reflection and discussion session, developed to help women raise the memories of physical or sexual assault to the light.

Our goal is not to bury or burn those memories, but to raise them to the light to help, share support, and pave the way to healing.

Kacey Morabito Grean will lead a discussion and reflection session with women who have experienced physical or sexual assault. It will be geared toward helping women reclaim the lost parts of ourselves, and bring into the light the darkness seldom shared.

You do not have to share your story unless you wish to. Just come and let the light in, so that healing can begin through prayer, poetry, meditation, and music.

Day and Time: Sunday, February 17, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm

Fee: $10

Presenter: Kacey Morabito Grean

Disclaimer: This is a discussion and reflection group, only. It does not replace therapy, counseling, or medical treatment for those suffering recent trauma.

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About the Presenter:

Kacey Morabito Grean is an advanced Reiki practitioner, inspirational speaker and host of the popular podcast “Shine On”. Reminding you that “You are a miraculous creature capable of great things” is at the heart of all she does.

 

October Writing Tuesdays

Explore your creativity in response to prompts where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. Bring a favorite pen and notebook, and record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. This is an ongoing series in October. Bring lunch if you wish, or call ahead to reserve lunch in the dining room at noon for an additional fee of $12.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1 to 3pm, October 16, 23, and 30, 2018

Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Fee: $90 for the series of three sessions

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About the Presenter

Karen Rippstein, is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet, and creative writing teacher. She teaches writing programs at colleges, senior centers, spirituality centers, libraries, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

October Writing Tuesdays

Explore your creativity in response to prompts where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. Bring a favorite pen and notebook, and record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. This is an ongoing series in October. Bring lunch if you wish, or call ahead to reserve lunch in the dining room at noon for an additional fee of $12.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1 to 3pm, October 16, 23, and 30, 2018

Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Fee: $90 for the series of three sessions

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About the Presenter

Karen Rippstein, is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet, and creative writing teacher. She teaches writing programs at colleges, senior centers, spirituality centers, libraries, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

October Writing Tuesdays

Explore your creativity in response to prompts where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. Bring a favorite pen and notebook, and record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment. Sharing is optional. This is an ongoing series in October. Bring lunch if you wish, or call ahead to reserve lunch in the dining room at noon for an additional fee of $12.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1 to 3pm, October 16, 23, and 30, 2018

Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Fee: $90 for the series of three sessions

REGISTER NOW

About the Presenter

Karen Rippstein, is a Certified Poetry Therapist, poet, and creative writing teacher. She teaches writing programs at colleges, senior centers, spirituality centers, libraries, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

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