Immerse Yourself in the Poetry of Each Season, Pen the Words Your Soul Longs to Share, and Enter into Each Season More Attentive to Its Gifts.

Poetry in community gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic selves, to be witnessed by others, and to bear witness for others. This Quarterly Gathering calls on the wisdom of poetry to help us connect more fully to each season and the concerns of the time. Drop below the surface of the season to listen for personal meaning and feeling.

Join one of our passionate-about-poetry experienced facilitators to hear poetry and wise quotes that offer insight into the season and what is alive in our community at the time. Each session will include experiencing poetry, time for personal reflection, and an invitation to write and share.

No prior experience reading or writing poetry is necessary. Sharing your thoughts and writing is always by invitation.

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



Tuesday evening, March 14th
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central
with Cathey Capers


Tuesday evening, June 13th
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central
with Beverly Voss


Tuesday evening, September 12th
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central
with Julie Bowman


Tuesday evening, December 12th
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central
with Bill Jeffers


Each session is $25 per person*, with a capacity limited to 16 participants.

*Register for all 4 sessions for $80 (savings of $20).

Partial scholarships available.


Cathey Capers

Cathey’s 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.

Beverly Voss, LCSW

Beverly Voss, LCSW, is a poet, artist, mostly-retired psychotherapist and author of Sycamore Skies, a book of poetry. 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.

Julie Bowman

Julie Bowman has benefited from the wisdom of poets for years and embraces expressing herself through poetry as well. A past facilitator of our Poetry Series, she most recently facilitated a Contemplative Photography workshop for Eremos in 2022 (another one of her passions) and has been teaching Mindful Photography classes around Austin for almost as long as she’s been reading Mary Oliver.

Bill Jeffers

Bill Jeffers is the Founder (and former Executive Director) of Art From the Streets, a sculptor, and poet. You can find out more about him at https://www.billjeffersart.com/about

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