Complied by Kara L.C. Jones


Poetic Medicine Workshop with John Fox
Friday, October 26th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fellowship Hall, Interfaith Center (Ballard area)


Poetic Medicine Workshop with John Fox
Saturday, October 27th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Unitarian, University District

Preregistration for either session is necessary.
$85 per person -- proceeds benefit the Mrs. Duck Project!!
Call Kara at 206-251-6706 to register.

We are so honored to be hosting John Fox as a featured reader in our Wednesday, October 24th reading here in Seattle, Washington. When John offered to teach a workshop to benefit the Mrs. Duck Project in addition to reading, we couldn't believe it. His heart and soul are truly in his work, and he puts his actions behind every word he writes. We are very excited to tell you that John's Poetic Medicine workshop will be open to the public. The following is excerpted from his website and will give you a good idea about what this workshop is, how it can help you in your own life, and/or how it can facilitate the work you do in caring for others. Don't miss this chance to work with John!!!

What is Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making About?

John Fox’s Poetic Medicine workshop provides a supportive and safe place to express yourself within the container of a poem — allowing the essential elements distilled by your writing to be felt, explored and integrated.

Approached as transformational process, and especially when shared with others, poem-making is healing.

Poem-making is a tangible, creative act to reclaim and embody your voice, feelings, truth, and the particulars of your world. The workshop invites the fresh sensibility and playfulness we knew as children. It honors your unique, adult voice that has ripened over the years. The storms you have weathered, those times when you have thrived, the way the world has moved you — these deserve a place on the page.

Drawing from a splendid range of sources, you will experiment with poetic tools of metaphor, sound, rhythm, imagery and symbol as remedies to connect with your wholeness and live with greater heart. Poetic language and speaking that language aloud can act like a revived capillary to relieve numbness and return feeling to your life.

We will read poems by inspiring poets and explore writing exercises that tune us to a variety of experience, including: the poetry of earth and spirit, a life of feeling and relationship, the playfulness and power of language, a sense of community, the blessing of common things. We will explore how stillness and empathic listening deepen the act of writing.

Who Typically Attends the Workshop?

This course is for anyone interested in expressing their truth and creativity. It is useful to anyone in the therapeutic, medical, spiritual, holistic healing, and educational fields. It is valuable to community leaders. If you are just beginning to explore writing or have been writing for a long time, this work will encourage and refresh you.

Call Kara today at 206-251-6706 to register!

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