Poetry of Praise: Using Your Authentic Voice to Give Thanks to the Divine!
Are you trying to find a connection to the divine beloved in your life? Do you yearn to speak to God through your words, or hear the voice of the beloved calling back to you? Do you want a community to share your journey?
In this workshop we will listen to and read the inspirational writings of mystic poets, such as Rumi, Kabir, and St. John of the Cross, and many others . In a safe, sacred, and encouraging space, we will Use guided writing techniques to respond to their work and to the beloved divine and share our path with one another.
So come, open your heart like a rose and let the fragrance of divine language flow out of your mouth into the ears of the beloved.
This workshop has no prerequisite. You need not be a professional writer, or belong to any spiritual path. If you are interested in poetic writing of the mystic, we want you here.
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Tresha is both a poet and mentor. She holds an M.A in Humanistic Psychology/Creativity Studies from Saybrook University and has taught poetry to groups and individuals ranging from elementary school students to professionally published writers and artists. A multi-award winning poet, student of psychology, and naturally enthusiastic spokesperson for the arts, she brings her curiosity, compassion, and understanding, plus a flare for the exotic to those with whom she works to help them gain clarity, and create deeper meaning in their lives.
As a student of psychology she has been fortunate enough to study with Edward Mandelowitz, a direct student of famed Psychotherapist, Rollo May. As a poet she has studied with such luminaries as Kim Addonizio, Sally Ashton, Brendan Constantine, Eloise Klein Healey, Mathew Dickman and Gabrielle Calvacorese. Her work is published in many journals, including BloodLotus, The Cincinnati Review, Pirene's Fountain, Melusine, and Poet Lore. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Lone Breakable Night (from Out of the Blue Press) and Take This Longing (from Finishing Line Press). Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Prize (2011) and a Pushcart Nomination (2012), among others.
Currently she lives in Los Angeles with her very loving boyfriend and their two cats. Her favorite flower is the daffodil.