Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poets Attention

For all those inspiring poets out there Ms. Cathy Smith Bowers will be conducting a couple of classes in the area on February 12th to the 15th(Presidents Day) in nearby Loveland, Ohio. Ms. Bowers will be one of the speakers at the AWW conference in July.

Grailville Retreat and Program Center in Loveland, OH is offering two Practice of Poetry events during Presidents Day Weekend: Dream Work Retreat for Women: Dreams as a Resource for your Writing and your Life held Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14 and The Abiding Image: Crafting Poetry from your Life open to both men and women on Monday, February 15 (Presidents Day) from 9:30-1:00 pm. These Practice of Poetry programs are designed to help participants use writing as a support to their spiritual and creative lives. Both are led by poet, teacher and Haden Institute faculty member Cathy Smith Bowers with writer and Grailville co-director and founder/facilitator of its Practice of Poetry programs, Pauletta Hansel.

Like receiving a letter from God/ and not bothering to open it Cathy Smith Bowers says about ignoring our nightly dreams in her newest book, The Candle I Hold Up to See You. The Dream Work Retreat is offered for women interested in using the wisdom and symbolism of dreams as inspiration for poetry. We will explore ways some of the world’s most revered poets have used their own dreams as inspiration for their art and craft. We will also discover ways of crafting our own dreams into poems. No experience with poetry necessary—only a love of language and an eagerness to write.

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