In this Friday evening talk and weekend retreat, John will lead us on a journey that names “seven gifts” of renewal given to us by poetry and poem-making. The intention is to serve as encouragement and catalyst for your vocation and personal journey.
These gifts and this renewal are accessible in the midst of living this life—with its sorrow and joy, travail and adventure, the daily experience of being human and a deeper spiritual current that speaks to a greater mystery—poetry provides a perspective and felt-experience that can be recognized and received as gift.
The retreat will include gentle, evocative and poignant writing prompts that will reveal to us these gifts. No prior experience with poem-making is necessary—and “beginner’s mind” is welcomed among all participants.
February 24-26, 2017
- Friday Talk: 7:00 – 9:30pm
- Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Note: Saturday lunch we will order in from a local deli or you may bring your own brown bag lunch. Refreshments will be provided.
Invite your friends! Receive $15 for each friend that registers by your invitation.
Questions? Please contact Quinn McDonald: Quinn@quinncreative.com
Two scholarships are available!
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 insight
and shows us what it means to be human.”
~ John Fox