Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Jessica Jacobs Service of the Heart: Exploring the Sacred Through Poetry July 28 to August 2, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Poetry Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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In our shared week, we’ll strive to step outside the rush of ordinary time to create together a space of inspiration and contemplation, exploring questions as old as human consciousness: What does it mean to live a worthwhile life? How do we live well knowing we will die? How can ancient teachings deepen and inform our understanding of the contemporary world? How might we hold onto an idea of the sacred in the face of widespread violence and suffering? For writers of all levels, of all spiritual traditions or none, this workshop will be a blend of close reading, open exchange, guided writing exercises, and discussions of how craft can help us embody and communicate even the most abstract ideas. While there will be opportunities to share drafts and receive feedback, this is primarily a generative workshop.

Biography

Jessica Jacobs is the author of unalone, poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis (Four Way Books, March 2024); Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year and winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards; and Pelvis with Distance, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Jacobs is the founder and executive director of Yetzirah: A Hearth for Jewish Poetry.

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