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Just what I need to start the year with – a Dangerously Poetic workshop being held near Byron Bay that might inspire most anything.  It’s not just for poets, more about connecting to your inner creative.

A one day retreat into stillness and the power of the word…

After the parties and holiday festivities, why not bring your soul to gentleness? Come into the still pastures of Possum Creek for a day of mindful connection with yourself and your inner voice.

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”
–Anne Sexton


“A Feather on the breath of God”:
All spiritual traditions have called on the rhythm and repetition of language to communicate with the Divine.  Whether it be prayer, psalms, petitions, songs of praise, sutras— all these are forms of poetry.

For both those new to putting words to the page and more seasoned writers, this workshop is an opportunity to access inner wisdom and express it. Working together in a safe, nurturing circle, this is a practice and not about perfection. Through meditating on sacred poetry, exploring sound and silence, we will open to our own divine voices.

Sounds great to me – hope to see you there!

When: Friday, 29th of January 9:30-4:30 pm.

Where: Possum Creek Retreat Centre off Possum Creek Road
Tuition: $ 75. Or $65. DP members

Facilitator: Laura Jan Shore, author of historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, and poetry collection, Breathworks, is President of Dangerously Poetic Press. Her poems have appeared in The Weekend Australian, Blue Dog, Famous Reporter, Five Bells, Yellow Moon, Eucalypt, Verandah, Poetrix,Takahe and Radio National’s Poetica. Co- editor of 8 poetry books, she has taught poetry and creative writing for 25 years both on the North Coast and in the U.S.

To enrol: Contact Laura on 66801-967 or email-lshore@linknet.com.au

Dangerously Poetic is an incorporated community group seeking to encourage, publish and promote quality poetry from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

For more information about Dangerously Poetic Press click here


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Over the years I had often driven past the Community Printmakers Murwillumbah (CPM) and wondered what went on inside there. One day I finally stopped, and was impressed to find that CPM was founded in 1989 as an artist lead initiative serving Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland.

It is a non-profit incorporated group financed by membership fees and supported by Regional Arts NSW, Ministry of the Arts NSW, Tweed Shire Council and local businesses. Located just outside Murwillumbah CPM provides facilities for etching, lithography, photography, relief printing and screen-printing.

Printmaker Basil Hall from Darwin

Printmaker Basil Hall from Darwin

The organization is not a teaching institution, but is primarily an open-access studio for artists. CPM has an inclusive, multi-media focus, where artists of all status and disciplines are welcome to share insights and workshop practices.

Prospective members are welcome to visit on open days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and as new members, they will then be offered an introduction print exercise followed by the opportunity to learn informally.
To learn more click here

In celebration of their 20 years in operation, CPM is showing their work at Redland Art Gallery, Cnr Bloomfield and Middle Streets, Cleveland, and at Cabalaba, Capalaba Place, Noeleen Street, from Sunday 22 November 2009 to Sunday 17 January 2010. 17 members will be taking part.
For more information click here

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