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The Poet Hiding Inside: How to live and write poetry

Teacher: Dorian Haarhoff
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R250 surcharge
Dates: Sunday 27 October 2019 - Tuesday 29 October 2019


I believe that poetry is a primal impulsewithin us all. …we are all capable of it … a small, often ignored corner of usyearns to try it - Stephen Fry

Do you love reading poetry?Do you yearn to write poems? Poetry is a way of paying attention, listening,being in the moment and observing the world. During this retreat we enter the world of images,rhythm, sound and subtle rhyme and open to our creativity and imagination. Aswe cultivate a sense of belonging, our words offer us relationship, presenceand healing. We can all live poetically and find the words that balance voiceand silence. Together we can shine light into ignored corners and engage with thecraft that calls us.

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Dorian Haarhoff is a writer, story-teller and mentor. For 25 years the BRC has enriched his life and practice. Passionate about developing innate creativity and imagination, he believes in the power of stories to spread loving-kindness. To bring healing. To guide us into the here and now. To build our belonging. A former Professor of English in Namibia,  Dorian’s retreats are based on his workbook, The Writer’s Voice. His poetry appears in Quiet Food and The Cake the Buddha Ate. When he grows up he’d like to be Poet Dorieate of his spiritual home - the BRC.