A Nature Poetry Writing Workshop
Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
We read a poem and something stirs inside of us. We walk outdoors and are similarly inspired. A glint of sunlight, the fiery spin of a copper leaf, and life leaps up in us. In this series of three workshops, poetry making and nature converge to lift our spirits, awaken our creativity, and point us toward what is wild and sacred within both us and the world. Writes the poet Jane Hirshfield, “One breath taken completely; one poem, fully written, fully read–in such a moment, anything can happen.” All levels welcome. No prior experience necessary.
* Please note that this is an online course, delivered via Zoom.
Event time: Thu 10th Sep 2020 at 5:00pm - Thu 24th Sep 2020 at 6:30pm
Please note, the title of this workshop comes from a chapter heading from Thomas Berry’s “The Great Work.”
At a glance
- Spend time writing and sharing your poetry
- Learn from the great nature poets
- Experiment with form, meter, rhyme, imagery, voice
You will gain:
- Ways to give voice to deep inner experiences
- Encouragement and jumping off points for your own poem making
- A sense of joy and wonder in writing
Time Zones: 5.00pm-6.30pm BST; 12.00pm-1.30pm EST; 9.00am-10.30am PST.
Thursdays 10, 17, 24 Sep.
Please bring your journal and pens.
The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session. Attendance at all three sessions is required.
Sales end 10th Sep, 12noon.
The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is author several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. She has successfully run many online courses and is experienced in holding the space.Visit Tutor's Website
“Mary's teaching is truly inspirational. Her courses are well rounded, well prepared, innovative and magical.”
“My soul just melted. Mary's inspiring knowledge is an infinite gift.”
“The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story.”