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Poetry of the Season

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

$25.00 – $80.00

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. –Audre Lorde

Immerse Yourself in the Wisdom of Poetry of the Season and Pen the Words Your Soul Longs to Share at this Time.

A Quarterly Gathering that invites poetry to help us connect more fully to the seasons. How can poetry help us attend to and articulate our experience of each season and the concerns of the timeDrop below the surface of events to listen for personal meaning and feeling.

Join one of our passionate-about-poetry experienced facilitators each season to nourish your soul. Each session will include poetry and wisdom attuned for what is alive in our community and that offer insight or an invitation into the season. 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.

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

SUMMER:

Tuesday evening, June 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Beverly Voss

 

FALL:

Wednesday evening, September 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman

 

WINTER:

Tuesday evening, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Martha Ward

LOCATION:

Virtual via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)

 

FEE:

$25 per session

Tickets

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Poetry of the Season: FALL
Wednesday evening, September 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman
$ 25.00
14 available
Poetry of the Season: WINTER
Tuesday evening, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Martha Ward
$ 25.00
15 available

ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

SUMMER FACILITATOR

Beverly Voss

Beverly Voss, LCSW, is a poet, artist, and mostly-retired psychotherapist. She teaches wellness workshops including “Creative Journaling,” “Art Journaling,” Healing Compassion Fatigue,” and “InterPlay”. As an InterPlay teacher, she uses improvisational forms—dance, song, storytelling—to enhance the experiences of participants. She enjoyed bringing these forms to volunteer work at The Austin Clubhouse and Texas women’s prisons. Her book of poetry, Sycamore Skies, has been recently published.

FALL FACILITATOR

Julie Bowman

Julie Bowman 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 has also been teaching Mindful Photography classes at Eremos and around Austin almost as long as she’s been reading Mary Oliver poetry.

WINTER FACILITATOR

Martha Ward

Passionate about poetry, Martha Ward participates in eight poetry groups each month and facilitates groups online twice monthly as well. Martha finds “writing poetry provides me a way of discovering the healing words within me that I’ve longed for.” She notes, “Poetry fits in like a welcome friend who listens to what others have to say and affirms each has been heard.” She seeks to model her experience each time she listens to another share their poems. A sixth generation Austinite, when not immersed in poetry, Martha gratefully enjoys time with her daughter, siblings, and friends.

Poetic Influences from Martha’s work life include teaching children with special ed needs at a residential school; acting in community theaters, public relations at Washington National Cathedral; conducting community workshops for volunteers in welfare reform, healthy marriages/healthy relationships and for Refugee Affairs, as well as developing facilitation skills & practice through Poetry a Tool for Wellness.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Poetry of the Season: FALL
Wednesday evening, September 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman
$ 25.00
14 available
Poetry of the Season: WINTER
Tuesday evening, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Martha Ward
$ 25.00
15 available

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Cost:
$25.00 – $80.00
Event Category:

Organizer

Eremos
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