Date(s) - 02/11/2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
One Big Roof
A Poem in Winter – Listening to the silence of winter and what it has to say
TWO Poetry Workshops w/ Susan Jefts, M.S., published poet and student in a certification program for facilitating poetry groups in applied settings.
Wednesdays, February 11th and 25th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Please call if you plan to come, although drop-ins are welcome: 518-232-6776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Sliding scale of $15 to $25
NOTE: Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early; due to the nature of the material, it’s important to be there from the start of the workshop.
As we move deeper into winter, yet closer to the slowly awakening light of spring, it is the perfect time to listen to the silence inside us and to what it has to say. What wants attention in our lives? What parts of us want to awaken? What do we want to move toward? We will use a new poem each week to explore these themes and look closely at the poems’ images and words that resonate most with us, share thoughts, and write from what they evoke in us.
No experience with poetry or writing is necessary, although there will be an opportunity to write. (Note: This is not a typical poetry or writing workshop and we will not be analyzing or interpreting. We will instead be feeling and experiencing the imagery and music of the poem, however it lands up on us).
Susan has an extensive background in both psychology and poetry, having worked as a counselor in higher education for several years and as a facilitator of poetry exploration workshops in hospitals, yoga studios, nursing homes, and retreat centers. Her poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies and she is working on a full-length book of poetry.