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December 2016

Test Event

December 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Test Venue, 92 Eastview Circle
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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On this day there will be a test. It will be a test of strength and cunning. Get ready.

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March 2017

Exploring the Emotional Terrain of Motherhood Through Poetry

March 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mothership : A Gathering Place for Growing Families, Haywood Rd.
West Asheville, NC United States
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5-Week Series. The poet Kathleen Norris calls mothers the "modern aesetics." A path of self-sacrifice and extreme nurture often means that mothers bury or have difficulty navigating their own precious emotional needs, creative longings and future dreams. Poetry can be a path to exploring "unacceptable emotions" that mothers may struggle with as well as discover the wonder and beauty available in the ordinary routines of day to day life with children. Mary Ellen Lough-Phillips is a mother of five and…

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April 2017

Women’s Multicultural Development Conference

April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Hinton Rural Life Center, North Carolina + Google Map

Poetry can facilitate transformation as it creates a language which can hold emotional weight and guide towards healing. Poetic medicine can help women recover creativity, assert their place in their own story and create permissions to be exactly who they are.

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Prayer Speaks Every Tongue : An Interfaith Poetry Reading

April 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Prayer Speaks Every Tongue: an interfaith-multilingual reading organized by Mary Ellen Lough. Part of Asheville Wordfest. This gathering features poets and poetry-lovers from many faith-contexts, dancing, singing, chanting, reading and sharing a collaborative experience of prayer.

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June 2017

Online Course : Writing the Inner Landscape

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Poetry and Healing : Writing Your Inner Landscape A 6-week online summer workshop in which you will learn to deeply listen and write from the heart. These workshops are a form of self-nurturing, rich sharing, truth seeking, holding each other's stories in a tender way and allowing the nuance of our inner landscape to unfold visibly on the page. Poetry can facilitate transformation as it creates a language which can hold emotional weight and personal exploration. No experience is necessary,…

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August 2017

Poetry as Coming Home

August 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC + Google Map

1-week workshop at John C. Campbell Folk School. Find wonder, depth, and authenticity in the everyday through poetic exploration. Experience poetry as a transformative way to tell your story. Return to a childlike sense of wonder and presence. Learn tools to reach deeply into your experiences, live life more creatively, explore memories and dreams, and become attuned to the pulse of nature and ordinary wonders of your world. This class will help you say what you most want to say,…

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September 2017

Poetry and Healing at the Hot Springs

September 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - September 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Sunnybank Inn, Hot Springs, NC + Google Map

A weekend of poetry, soaking in Hot Springs, hiking, sharing stories and eating amazing vegetarian meals (in the tradition of Taoist hospitality around a huge communal table) in a magical old Victorian Inn set in the heart of Appalachia. Join us for a weekend of renewal, deep listening to your heart, exploring writing as a way to journey into the soul and uncover your inner wisdom. Experience poetry as a transformative way to tell your story. Recover a child-like sense…

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