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Sunday, May 6 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Reading and Writing Poetry as a Spiritual Practice FULL

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In this workshop we'll look closely at poems from different spiritual traditions (Rumi, Hopkins, Oliver, Gay) and discuss poetry as a spiritual practice. We'll also write poetry after short meditations and from prompts and share and discuss our work .

In a world so often out of alignment, poetry can help us come back to our center, speak the truth and expand our perspective. We will explore the way poetry asks asks us to listen deeply; step into the silence; slow down; acknowledge our not-knowing and our knowing; and come back to a state of reverence.

Nadia Colburn holds a PhD in English from Columbia, is a founding editor of Anchor Magazine: where Spirituality and Social Justice Meet, a yoga teacher, a life and writing coach, and teacher at Align Your Story. Her poetry has been published in more than 50 publications including The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Harvard Review. See more at nadiacolburn.com

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Nadia Colburn

Poetry and Nonfiction Writer, Align Your Story
Nadia Colburn is the founder of Align Your Story, which offers one-on-one coaching and writing classes, online and in person. A poet and creative prose writers, Nadia attends to both craft and process in her teaching. Shes the author of the poetry book The High Shelf and her poetry... Read More →

Sunday May 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Hawthorne Hotel, Skylark Room