Planet Earth Poetry’s 2nd annual two-day poetry retreat

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2014 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S POETRY AWARD WINNER
ARLEEN PARÉ
Planet Earth Poetry’s 2nd annual two-day poetry retreat
THE HABIT OF ART

Arleen writes, “For me, the habit of art indicates a way of being in the world, a way of seeing, of sensing, with curiosity, interest, awareness.  It is a habit, a mantra, an orientation, a possibility, a practice.  It is noticing details, patterns, colours, wonder, what is wow-ful, which is almost anything, everything, outside and inside, pleasant and unpleasant.  It is a way of heightening experience as artists, poets or painters, writers or mosaisists, opening ourselves to what’s there.  It is a point of view, a way of inclining our minds, a stillness.  Just saying ‘the habit of art’ can shift the view. In this workshop we will employ ‘the habit of art’ to expand our practice as writers, as artists, and as individuals interested in the world.” 

This non-residential June retreat will focus on participants’ writing practice. Poets of all levels are welcome, though an understanding of poetry and some experience of writing poems are helpful. Arleen will lead discussions and provide writing exercises, including an assigned poem, to be written before the retreat. Over the two days, participants will compose a sequence of poems, share work in readings, and have an opportunity for one-on-one sessions with Arleen.

DATE/TIME:       Saturday, June 4:  10:00-5:00   Sunday, June 5:  9:00-3:00

LOCATION:         A comfortable and welcoming home in the Gorge area of Victoria. Details and directions upon registration.

TO REGISTER or for more information, please contact Julie at planetearthreg@gmail.com Please use this subject line: PEP poetry retreat. 

Register early!  The poet will send out a prep assignment several weeks early. Maximum 10 participants. Your cheque will hold your place.

Fee: $225.00.*
*Cancellation policy: No refunds after May 23. After that time, a participant who has paid but cannot attend may invite a friend to take her/his place, provided Planet Earth Poetry is notified a week in advance.


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