Poetry Of The Present with Julie Bowman – September 14th

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Poetry Of The Present with Julie Bowman – September 14th

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

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$20.00

…great poetry speaks truth in a universal language that crosses cultural boundaries and speaks directly to the human heart with a precision and force that prose can rarely aspire to. –Roger Housden

Immerse Yourself in the Wisdom of Poetry and pen the words Your Soul Longs to Share.

A Quarterly Gathering that invites poetry to help us unpack the theme for Eremos in 2021, Unfolding: Being Present to Life. How can poetry help us attend to and articulate our experience of the present?  Drop below the surface of events to listen for personal meaning and feeling.

Join facilitator Cathey Capers* for one or more of these quarterly 2-hour sessions. Next two sessions are Tuesday evening September 14th and December 14th.

Each session will include poetry and wisdom attuned for what is alive in our community and that offer insight or an invitation into Presence. Our time together includes silence, reading poetry, personal reflection, and invitations to write and share.

Poetry in community gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic selves, to be witnessed by others, and to bear witness for others. No prior experience reading or writing poetry is required. Sharing your thoughts and writing is always by invitation.

Photo by Julie Bowman

*Cathey is expected to be traveling out of the country in September, so we’re pleased to announce Julie Bowman as our guest facilitator for the September 14th session. An experienced facilitator who has attended Cathey’s previous sessions, we can promise another wonderful immersion into the gifts of poetry with Julie.

“I make deep claims about the benefits of poetry.  I say it surprises us in ways that are healing.  I believe it is surprising in large part because the words of a poem come alive in silence and in the space that surrounds a poem.  I believe this joining of spacious silence with words is where the voice of the soul flourishes.”

–John Fox, poet, author, and founder of the Institute for Poetic Medicine.

Come join us for this respite for the spirit, food for the soul, gift for the heart that time immersed in poetry can bring!   

Date:

Date:

Next Sessions: Tuesday, September 14th, and December 14th
Time:

Time:

6:30PM – 8:30PM
Location:

Location:

Virtual via Zoom(Details emailed prior to event)
Fee:

Fee:

$20 per session, scholarships available
Facilitator:

Facilitator:

Cathey Capers

September’s session is sold out.
Please register early for our December 14th sessions HERE.

ABOUT OUR GUEST FACILITATOR

Julie Bowman

Julie Bowman has benefited from the wisdom of poets for years, and embraces expressing herself through poetry as well. She most recently facilitated a Prayer Song workshop for Eremos in 2019, describing it as “perfect for poetry lovers who don’t (yet) consider themselves poets.” Julie also has been teaching Mindful Photography classes at Eremos and around Austin almost as long as she’s been reading Mary Oliver.
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

Cathey Capers

Her passion is the intersection of poetry and contemplation. A graduate of the Institute for Poetic Medicine’s 3-year certification program, Cathey offers poetic medicine programs in the Austin area and is a popular Eremos facilitator. She is also a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation’s Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats.

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Date:
September 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Cost:
$20.00
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