Fri, Nov 11|
Sanctuary for Healing Arts
Collective Poetry: Transformation
Discover new avenues of connecting to both ourselves and our community through poetry, as we participate in a collaborative writing activity moving through our Past, Present and Futures. Participate in self reflection and group discussion with guided prompts and poetry.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sanctuary for Healing Arts, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, USA
About the event
Art has long been used collectively by various cultures for its ability to represent the invisible thread that connects everyone and everything together, and poetry is no exception. Think of the oral storytelling tradition that is integral to the strength and unity of many tribal communities, for example, or group chanting or prayer, used for spiritual connection. Collective poetry and storytelling can be used as a powerful practice to transcend the ego entrapments that inhibit us from expansion and growth.
In this workshop, held here at the Sanctuary, we will discover new avenues of connecting with ourselves, our community and environment through poetry - providing a healthy alternative to the isolation, division and alienation, that plague our society today. We will come together as a loving and supportive team to connect your own individual creative expression to the reality of the collective mind. Here, we will discover answers to the most important questions we have as human beings, finding they are universally shared with our brothers and sisters.
During this workshop you will:
~ Participate in 3 collaborative writing activities that are targeted to help us move through our Past, Present and Futures, at both the individual and collective levels.
~ Experience thought provoking self-reflection and group discussion based on several poems that we will read together along with guided prompts.
Activities are based in the philosophy of “automatic writing,” designed to facilitate the surfacing of thoughts and feelings that may have been kept buried at the unconscious level. Confronting these may lead to reawakening and growth. In the absence of reason, structures that imprison “pure” thought and expression, we are free to flow into spiritual transformation.
TO REGISTER: Please fill out this RSVP form AND send a $25 via Venmo to @lexp1115
If you need a different form of payment please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org
DETAILS: Exact address will be sent upon registration. Please bring a journal, a preferred writing utensil, and an open mind! No poetry experience is required!
Participants will bring home the magick that was cultivated in our sacred space by leaving the workshop with their own copy of our collective poem!
You must be over the age of 18 to attend an event.
FACILITATOR: Lex is a licensed, experienced literature and creative writing teacher who holds two Masters Degrees. She has taught a range of students, from kindergarten to college, in both public and 'progressive' private school environments. Since having her daughter, Lex no longer teaches full-time. She is a crafter and macramés beautiful crystal hangings in her Etsy shop. She still writes every day, and Lex is passionate about sharing the art of the written word with others. She is honored to guide you on a cathartic journey through poetry and to experience transformation along with you!
You can find Lex on Instagram here
“Just beyond yourself.
It’s where you need to be.
Half a step into self-forgetting and the rest restored by what you’ll meet.”
What kind of magick might we restore if we could reach just outside of ourselves for a moment? And how might we use it to empower and transform our lives?