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Duration: 25 February, 2022 - 27 February, 2022

Cost: $225

Event Category: Events , Other

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Location: Online

Organizer: Nature Culture, View Organizer Website

Join us February 25-27, 2022 on Zoom for a Poets’ Retreat focussed on healing ourselves and the planet.

Explore relationships between your writing practice and climate change in these gentle, restorative, and inspiring workshops with like-minded poets using their craft to promote change and right relationships between humans and the rest of Nature. Three workshops, an exclusive poetry reading, peer writing groups, discussion with a publisher, Qigong, and an opportunity to read in the Authors and Artists festival. 10+ hours of programming: $225 CAD. Payment plans and one competitive, needs-based scholarship for a BIPOC poet available. Workshops: Artistic Contemplative Practice for EcoJustice (additionally, Qigong) by JuPong Lin, performance poet and faculty at Goddard Collage; Tender Witness: Climate Grieving for Poets by Dina Stander, end of life navigator and poet; The Power of Story by Passamaquoddy poet and mental health professional Jason Grundstrom-Whitney. All workshop providers are BIPOC, as are all headline speakers in the co-occurring Authors and Artists online festival, whose theme is Writing the Land, tied to the WTL project (www.writingtheland.org).

For more on the Retreat: https://www.nature-culture.net/2022-poet-retreat

For more on the festival, whose headline speakers include poet Ross Gay, John Francis, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Rahawa Haile and Latria Graham: https://www.nature-culture.net/authors-artists-festival