The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.
Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made
is star-stuff too?
– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –
dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.
Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.
Monday, 23 June 2014
fire in the head talks, workshops & retreats 2014
but please note that my Iona retreat in April 2015 is fully booked with a waiting list. I am considering offering a second with a different focus.
I very much look forward to meeting some of you at one or other of these events. You can see more details on www.fire-in-the-head.co.uk; www.thewildways.co.uk
I've highlighted two events coming up very shortly.
Oh and my Writing the Bright Moment coursebook (which has had excellent reviews) has just been reprinted. I'll be updating the Paypal button, below, right, soon.
‘I thought I was coming on a writing course. Now I see it’s really about how we live...’
January 31-February 2: ‘The Inward Flame’ retreat, Devon
March 22: Teignmouth Poetry Festival (reading)
April 6: Peter Brennan workshop on T S Eliot, Devon
26 April–2 May: ‘Islands of the Heart’, Isle of Iona
18 May: ‘The Branscombe Day’, writing & land art, Devon
21 May: writing workshop on Bodmin Moor
June 26: talk: 'ecosoul: the ecological imagination' for Consciousness Cafe Totnes
July 6th: ‘The sun doesn’t know its name’ (poetry & meditation), Devon
Aug 6th: ‘Talking Feet’, (general creative writing) near Bodmin, Cornwall
Aug 10: ‘Breaking New Ground’, (new ways into poetry) Poetry Teignmouth
August 23–30: ‘Writing the Bright Moment’ retreat, France
October 5: ‘Tongues in Trees’, eco-writing, Devon
October 14: poetry workshop in Glastonbury
Oct 18/19 tbc: ‘Leaps, bridges & lightning’, Moor Poets
November 8-9: ‘Storylines’: writing from life, Devon
January 30–Feb 1: 'Imbolc: the inward flame', inc 'Thresholds', Devon
April: NB IONA 2015 is FULL
May 17: 'The Branscombe Day', poetry & land art, Devon
Oct 18: 'The Branscombe Day', ditto
I'm currently shaping The Wild Ways closed eco-soul group, taking place largely outdoors in the Westcountry.
Please do pass this info on to anyone who might be interested!
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