June 27, 2018
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Sally Green & Elizabeth Londo
This group will meet on the following Wednesdays: June 27, July 11, 25, August 1.
Enrollment limited to 10 participants.
It’s not easy these days to make time to follow the promptings of our inner voice and do our own creative work. We get so caught up in the demands of our lives that we lose sight of the fact that creativity is a healing act—a balm for the inevitable challenges of our time on earth. Our lives are peppered with unbearable losses, incredible beauty, loving connections, ordinary frustrations, and overwhelming demands. The Poetry Circle is an opportunity to use the vehicle of poetry to reconnect with Self in a sacred space and to discover who we are becoming and the truth about our life experience. It allows us to clarify our essential individuality and unique perspective.
As part of this circle, participants will learn the healing art of writing poetry in a supportive, nonjudgmental setting. They will be able to reclaim the present moment and tap into their own creativity in a space of acceptance and loving appreciation. The poetry circle is the perfect environment for the seeds of the poem deeply felt and unwritten to find all that is needed to take root and grow.
About the Instructors
Sally Albright Green has been reading and writing poetry her whole life. She has a BA in English from the University of Iowa, M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the American College of Education and teaches language arts in a large middle school in Bolingbrook, where she is also a reflective teacher coach, coaches the spoken word poetry team, and works in classroom settings to teach mindfulness practices to teens. Among her favorite things to do are reading, writing, and discussing poetry as engaging in those activities quickly takes participants to that place she calls “level four” where people relate to each other about the things that really matter.
Elizabeth Londo was introduced to writing by an amazing teacher when she was 12. Writing was her way of going inward and getting through junior high, high school, and college. During high school she was introduced to poetry and in college she took courses and continued to refine her writing skills. Elizabeth has taught community-based writing courses and has continued to write poetry throughout her adult life. The most rewarding experiences have been writing in community, and she is inspired by helping readers to embrace writing. Elizabeth is a business owner and Board Chair of The C. G. Jung Center.