from BARDO

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.

Roselle Angwin

Monday, 23 June 2014

fire in the head talks, workshops & retreats 2014

This is an updated calendar for the events (so far) for the rest of the year, should any of you be enticed to come along. Most of the day workshops are in the Westcountry, but there are retreats further afield: there are a couple of places for people willing to camp at a reduced rate or sleep at a local auberge on the French writing and mindfulness retreat at the end of August 

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;

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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