Ecstatic Poetry as Visionary Art: A Weekend Retreat
Ecstatic Poetry as Visionary Art: A Weekend Retreat - Begins July 13th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Sold Out
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Workshop Instructor: Brandon Thompson

What if your longings were actually windows into your essence? The lens of ecstatic poetry provides a method for us to open to our longings, to contact the soft spots in our lives, and to engage with them in ways that can expose their hidden sacredness. Ecstatic poetry is, at its heart, a journey into the Divine within, a way of contacting our essence. This two day retreat will offer participants an opportunity to experience poetry writing as a visionary art. By utilizing practices such as meditation and yoga, time in nature, contemplation, and more, participants will be invited to share in the poetic styles inspired by early writers like Rumi and Hafiz. Concepts will be introduced such as ecstatic theory and poetry practice, writing techniques, and creative expression, as we join together in the power of our essences. Writers of all levels are welcome.This is a two day retreat.

• Location: Berea City Hall (Basement Conference Room) - 212 Chestnut Street

• Date/Time: July 13th AND July 14th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

• Break: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

• Total Hours: 12 hours

• Price: $138.00 (Includes most materials.) (Participants should bring their own journal and writing supplies of their choice.)

• Age: 15 & Up (Youth 15 - 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: All levels

• Class Size: 10 Max

• Take Home: A number of pieces of their own ecstatic poetry and at least one creative expression piece.

• Notes: This is a two day ecstatic poetry retreat. Participants should bring their own journal and writing supplies of their choice.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.