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Poems of Witness: Speaking the Truth, Going to the Heart with John Fox, CPT, in Shaker Heights, OH

Institute for Poetic Medicine

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Friday Public Talk
Friday, October 6, 7:00–9:30pm
Oct 6, 2017 $20.00 $1.99
Friday - Friends
Bring a friend, or two, or three to receive a discount of $10 per ticket.
Oct 6, 2017 $10.00 $1.49
Retreat Contribution
Your contribution makes this weekend retreat possible. Many thanks!
Oct 7, 2017 $130.00 $7.49
Retreat - Friends
Bring a friend, or two, or three to receive a discount of $10 per ticket.
Oct 7, 2017 $120.00 $6.99
Group
Go with a group of 5 or more to get a discount of $25 per ticket!
Oct 7, 2017 $105.00 $6.24
Donation
Give the gift that brings more poetic medicine into the world! Donations of $20 or more will receive "The Only Gift to Bring," a book of poems by John Fox.
Oct 22, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Poetry allows one to speak with a power that is not granted by our culture. 

~ Linda McCarriston


This year of 2017 asks us to speak up and speak out, and by doing this, strengthen a community of conscience and caring.

Yet, within our country and living on this fragile planet, it is a challenge in the midst of heartbreaking social and political realities to express and give shape to YOUR unique voice; your poetic voice that is 

  • humane and beautiful 
  • fierce, courageous and noble 
  • creative and compassionate 

Your voice is necessary now and needed more than ever to bear witness to what you care about in this life. What is at risk for you? What do you care about?

Rather than write the polemical, we will explore a voice that leans into the cathartic and generative.

Our retreat will draw upon the poetry of Thomas Merton, William Stafford, Adrienne Rich, Edward Abbey, Mark Nepo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Joy Harjo, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marge Piercy, Howard Zinn, Anna Akhmatova, Diane di Prima, Lisel Mueller, Audre Lorde, Terry Tempest Williams, Nadine Pinede, Yusef Komunyakaa and the poetry of children.

My intention and purpose is to encourage poem-making that speaks truth, treasures beauty and empowers us to recognize our common ground.

Beginning and experienced poets/writers are welcome. It will be valuable and safe for anyone with a desire to express their truth and creativity.


Public Talk:
Friday, October 6, 7 – 9:30 PM

Retreat Date & Time:
Saturday, October 7, 10 AM – 5 PM

Location:

Heights Christian Church
17300 Van Aken Blvd,
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Contribution: $130 (Friday/Saturday); $20 (Friday only)

Notes: 

  • You may bring a brown bag lunch on Saturday and we will order from a local deli. 
  • Bring a friend, or two, or three to receive a discount of $10 per ticket!
  • Go with a group of 5 or more (Friday and Saturday) get a discount of $25 per ticket!
  • Two scholarships are available! Please contact John Fox to inquire: John@PoeticMedicine.org

Questions?

Please contact: 

Karin Rosegger
krosegger@gmail.com


 

  • John Fox

    John Fox

    Institute for Poetic Medicine
John Fox is a poet and certified poetry therapist. He is author of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making (1997) and Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making (1995) and numerous essays in a range of books on subjects of spirituality, education, writing, medicine, psychology and healing. His work is featured in the PBS documentary, Healing Words: Poetry and Medicine (2008). A chapbook of his poems, the only gift to bring published by Seasonings Press is available with a donation to The Institute for Poetic Medicine.
Poetry is a natural medicine that extends solace and relief,gives cathartic voice to suffering, reveals insightand shows us what it means to be human.”~ John Fox
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Heights Christian Church
17300 Van Aken Blvd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Institute for Poetic Medicine

The Institute of Poetic Medicine offers tools and support to people to heal body, mind, and spirit through the creative and therapeutic process of hearing, speaking and writing poetry. We fund Poetry Partner Programs that bring poetic medicine to people often considered at the margins.

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