- Jul 08 - 10 2022
Responding to Shockwaves with Poem-Making – Talk + Workshop
An in-person event with John Fox, PPM
Location in Encinitas, CA to be announced.
Mini-Workshop: Friday, July 8, 7:00-9:30 pm Pacific;
Weekend Workshop: Saturday, July 9, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Pacific and Sunday, July 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
In response to the recent mass shootings at the elementary school in Uvalde, TX, and just prior to that, the TOPS grocery store in Buffalo, NY, John is offering an in-person weekend retreat where poetry and poem-making will allow us to creatively respond and speak to the harrowing experiences and messages of these days.
These events aren’t the only sorrows in our world, but they are shock waves felt by millions of sensitive hearts.
I was planning to offer a workshop in July titled Poetry, Creativity and the Practice of Mindfulness. That theme today feels distant and out of tune with what is needed now.
You may be feeling an understand-able desire to turn away from this raw violence. You might even feel like giving up on humanity.
If giving up and turning away aren’t ultimately what you want to do, please join us for a weekend where poetry and poem-making will allow us to creatively respond and speak to the experiences and messages of these days.
We will pause, make room for rage and sorrow, clarify our intentions, reclaim our voices, recover a desire for the agency to make a difference. In the process we will find the courage to speak up, speak out and more than ever, act with compassion. Let us do this together.
— John Fox
This is John’s 24th yearly visit (except for the past two years with travel restrictions) to San Diego and the North Coast.
Weekend Retreat attendance limited to 15.
Saturday we will order from a deli or you may bring your own brown bag lunch; refreshments provided.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be indoors, as such, we ask those registered to test for Covid right before the retreat.
Masks will be optional. Our top concern is safety—please test prior to the event using a home test. If you have
symptoms please stay home—we are happy to refund anyone who tests positive the morning of the event.
2 spaces are available for those who request financial assistance. To be considered please fill out our form. https://forms.gle/EozvpxhFG2pXeoa9A
For questions on purchasing tickets through IPM’s website, please contact Mary Price: firstname.lastname@example.org
For other questions, please contact:
John Foos at email@example.com / (760) 672-7680
or Rebecca Speer at firstname.lastname@example.org / (760) 525-9718