Poetry, Curiosity and Fearlessness

Sunday, March 3, 2019; 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Northampton – Heritage Room

Trainer: Janet Aalfs, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Northampton, Master Martial Artist and Integrative Dance Instructor, Founder and Director, Lotus Peace Arts at Valley Women’s Martial Arts.

…Ignite us, exquisite truth./ We sing you, shout you,/ weave you, every breath, your fruit/
abundant, your fearless seeds/ we spread.

from “Exquisite Fruit,” by Janet E. Aalfs

Every movement for social justice includes poetry and poets. Through creative use of language, in the process of working for good, we can acknowledge, affirm, and make useful the powerful transforming energy of words. In this workshop, in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard, we will explore our own and others’ poetic offerings. Through free writing, simple movement meditation, and openhearted sharing, we will weave a group poem in the spirit of resistance, persistence, and healing.