Summer Writing Workshop

Let your writing illuminate the joy of summer as we consider nature’s abundance at Mariandale. Please bring a pen and notebook or journal where we’ll have a chance to explore our relationship with nature through words, images, and possibilities.

Dress comfortably and bring a swim suit if you’d like to take a dip in Mariandale’s pool following the program.

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 7, from 11am to 3:30pm

Fee: $50 (includes lunch)

Presenter: Karen Rippstein

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Spring 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 to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment.  Sharing is optional.  This is an ongoing series, $175 for the series of six sessions; $30 per session (Sign up for all six, or individual sessions.) Bring lunch if you wish.

Dates & Time: March 5, 12, 19 & May 7, 14 & June 4, 2019 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CRT

Fee: $30 per session or $175 series of (6) six 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.


Spring 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 to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment.  Sharing is optional.  This is an ongoing series, $175 for the series of six sessions; $30 per session (Sign up for all six, or individual sessions.) Bring lunch if you wish.

Dates & Time: March 5, 12, 19 & May 7, 14 & June 4, 2019 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CRT

Fee: $30 per session or $175 series of (6) six 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.


Spring 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 to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment.  Sharing is optional.  This is an ongoing series, $175 for the series of six sessions; $30 per session (Sign up for all six, or individual sessions.) Bring lunch if you wish.

Dates & Time: March 5, 12, 19 & May 7, 14 & June 4, 2019 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CRT

Fee: $30 per session or $175 series of (6) six 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.


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.

 

 

 

Spring 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 to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment.  Sharing is optional.

This is an ongoing series, $175 for the series of six sessions; $30 per session (Sign up for all six, or individual sessions.) Bring lunch if you wish.

Dates & Time: March 5, 12, 19 & May 7, 14, 21, 2019 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CRT

Fee: $30 per session or $175 series of (6) six 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’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.

Spring 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 to record ideas into stories in a non-judgmental environment.  Sharing is optional.

This is an ongoing series, $175 for the series of six sessions; $30 per session (Sign up for all six, or individual sessions.) Bring lunch if you wish.

Dates & Time: March 5, 12, 19 & May 7, 14, 21, 2019 from 1-3pm.

Presenter: Karen Rippstein, CRT

Fee: $30 per session or $175 series of (6) six 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’s work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

 

 

Writing Weekend to Care for the Soul

Do you wish for a weekend just for yourself? This weekend writing retreat will offer time for personal reflection, relaxed writing workshops, time for journaling, walks, and sharing of work. Enjoy, in quiet and peaceful surroundings, a time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Whether you are an experienced writer, just beginning a journal, or simply want to relax and listen to the work of other writers, this retreat is a gift to the self. Bring your laptop, or a notebook and pen, and be prepared to get your ideas on the page.

Date & Time: Thurs., March 7 at 5pm through Sun., March 10 at 1pm
Presenter: Magie Dominic
Fee: $350 (all inclusive)

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About the Presenter

Magie Dominic, writer and artist, studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and lives in New York. Her memoirs, The Queen of Peace Room and Street Angel, have been nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, Book of the Year Award/Memoir – ForeWord Magazine, the Judy Grahn Award and received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Award, 2017.

She was nominated for the Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award and co-authored H. M. Koutoukas Remembered by His Friends, Eco Poetry, and Belles Lettres/Beautiful Letters. She has written for the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Village Voice

Her writing and art archives are with New York University Fales Library Permanent Collection and her theater archives are with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Her artwork has been exhibited in Toronto and New York, including a presentation at The United Nations.

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