Winter to Spring Groups and Workshops
Tending the Garden: Poetry as Seeds
of Hope and Inspiration
Tuesdays, April 30, May 7 & 14
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST/ online
Let’s use the garden as metaphor to explore cycles and seasons, including planting seeds and tending, abundance and decay, beauty and nourishment, weeds and herbal medicine, Grandmother wisdom and Mother Nature. We’ll play with the belief in a paradise and fall from it and how Mother Nature is a maternal instinct. We will discuss how to mix sensual details and metaphor in a way that feels organic and urgent. We’ll read poems by Ada Limon, Toni Morrison, Jack Gilbert, and Joy Harjo to inspire our own. We will contemplate how not all gardening attempts are successful and yet we can always try again.
All levels of writers are welcome as well as all levels of gardeners!
No writing or gardening experience required!
Register at Wisdom Ways
$110 for all 3 sessions
Exploring the World Through Our Senses writing workshop
Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1:30-3:30 PM
in person at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nicolette Ave & 12th St S in downtown Mpls
Let’s explore our senses to activate memories and imagination. What makes a poem or story come alive? We’ll examine how contemporary poets use sensory details to connect with readers. We’ll learn how delighting in our senses enhances our ability to write our own stories and poems. in coordination with Mpls Community Ed 55+
This class is currently filled.
Writing Love Letters to the World
Meisel Room | Saturday, February 10th, 10:00am
Westminster Presbyterian Church downtown MPLS
Send your love into the world in words and art with Artist-in-Residence Wendy Brown-Báez in a workshop focused on writing a love letter to a part of the world that needs it, locally or globally. Art supplies will be available to help unlock the feelings that don’t immediately translate into words, or to bring new dimensions into written pieces. ALL AGES WELCOME
Participants who wish to share their work have an opportunity to join Joe Davis the following week at a Poetry Performance Workshop and Radical Joy Open Mic Night at Lutunji’s Palate on Feb 13th at 6:00
Please contact Kenny Vigne at email@example.com with any questions.
Being Present with Grief is on Jan 22 at 7:00 PM (due to the holiday)
and will be on Feb 19 at 7:00 PM
We will be present with each other and any grief you are experiencing--loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, a home, a dream, or a physical ability. We use ritual, words of inspiration, silence and sharing. We end with a somatic practice to ground ourselves. This is not a typical support group but a way to feel supported. You are also welcome to come and just BE. We meet at Unity Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55422
FREE and open to the public. Love offerings welcomed. Please arrive on time in consideration of how we begin each session. Pre-registration is not required.
First Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM in person
Deepen your spiritual practice through self-reflection. We will be inspired by poetry and prose from spiritual and contemporary poets. Each month will focus on a specific topic. Each session begins with mindfulness practice. All materials provided; bring your favorite notebook or journal.
FREE: Drop In and open to the congregation and the public.
Stay after to break bread and attend the 6:00 PM Meditation Service.
At Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403/ 612/332-3421
Feb 7: love and solitude
March 6: family and identity
April 3: seeds of care and consciousness
May 1: gratitude and blessings
WHERE I CURRENTLY FACILITATE WRITING WORKSHOPS
community spaces where I have facilitated writing workshops
The Aliveness Project
Face to Face Academy Charter High School
El Colegio High School
Bridge for Youth
Shingle Creek Commons
Banfill Locke Center for the Arts
Lennox Community Center
Saint Paul Almanac
Eastside Freedom Library
Minneapolis Central Library
Walker Branch Hennepin Library
Saint Louis Park library
Santa Fe Community Yoga
Black Dog Cafe
Opposable Thumbs Books
Eat My Words Books
Amazon Bookstore Co-operative
Women & Spirituality Conference
Bay to Ocean Writers Festival
Madeline Island Celebration of Women
Celebrate Yourself Women's Retreat
All About the Journey
Resource Center of the Americas
Springhouse Spiritual Center
UMN Oncology Ward
Abbot Northwestern Hosptial
Saint Louis Park Friends of the Arts
Youngstown Lit Festival
Rosemount Writer’s Festival
CHOICE staff development
Split This Rock Poetry Festival