Charging Language with Meaning: A Poetry Workshop

April 4, 2017 - April 7, 2017
West Park NY


Tuesday, April 4 – Friday, April 7, 2017

Led by Br. John Forbis

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.                                                                                                             – Ezra Pound.

If l feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

                                                                                    – Emily Dickinson

In this workshop, we win endeavor to “take off the top of our heads” and allow our minds, hearts and souls to wander where they want to find meaning. No self-critics and self-control al- lowed in this process! -hen, we will allow compassionately and lovingly that meaning to guide us and “charge” our language into whatever poetic form it wants to be. Join us to write in a unique and conducive environment for poetry. For all poets, aspirants, novices, and professed.

This master class will provide an in-depth experience of painting in egg tempera for those who have previous icon writing experience. You will learn the Byzantine method of using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding on gessoed panels to paint an icon. This is a rich spiritual experience combining prayer and painting, taught step by step by innovative artist and iconographer Christine Simoneau Hales. This class is a five-day course condensed into three days! No matter your skill level, you will be expertly supported and guided through the process of creating your own individual expression of this ancient art form.

Cost: $300; deposit: $80

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