Course times: May 17th, 24th, and 31st at 7p EST
Topic: Spirituality and Aging through the medium of poetry
Facilitators: Elaine Parker Akin, Author, Poet, Former Copy Editor, Senior on Faith Journey, Oates Institute Board Member for many years, and Chaplain Carol J Phipps, Retired Mental Hospital Chaplain, Artist
Overview: Elaine’s latest book was just published, “Encore: The Flute Player Plays On”. It is a wonderful collection of Elaine’s poems as she journeys into her ninth decade. Elaine takes the reader along a journey of faith, questioning, and celebration of the aging process.
This learning event is for poets and want-to-be poets, and spiritual caregivers of all sorts. Poetry is a wonderful form of self-care and can be used as a tool for enhancing others’ spiritual journeys.
The method will include reading and reflecting on Elaine’s book. Registrants will receive a free copy of Elaine’s book. Elaine will share wisdom learned in writing poetry and offer basic tips for beginnings and advanced lovers of poetry.
- Read and reflect on poems from Elaine’s new book.
- Learn tips for creating poetry for self-care.
- Explore a few methods for intermediate poetry writing.
There will be three ninety-minute sessions. By completing the seminar, one can earn 12 CEUs and surprises unanticipated.