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Upcoming Events:

OTHER VOICES: A LEAP INTO THE WILD WORLD

*Online Exclusive through The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society

Friday, April 17, 2020
10-12 pm MST

Writing in our favourite genre, we will explore seeing the wild world through new eyes — especially good medicine during a pandemic. In this workshop, we will write for the quiet ones — chickadee, deer, pickerel, aspen — you will decide. Active listening, writing, reading, conversation are the ingredients for our time together. Seasoned and new writers welcome.

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JOURNALLING: A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

* Subject to the pandemic

Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:00 - 3:00

Writing can be a spiritual discipline, a healing act, a way of connecting to the Spirit that birthed and bears us. You are welcome to join a circle of seasoned and new writers on this adventure. With story, gentle free-fall exercises and a circle of support we’ll create a refreshing mini retreat.

Spiritual writer Henri Nouwen said, “Writing can untangle thoughts, express our emotions, and give artistic expression to life.”

In the tradition of Wild Rose hospitality, lunch will also be served!

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Other Offerings in the Works:

MOTHERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
Writing, Art and Mothers: the one who raised us; the one who sustains us.
Through the gentle art of free-fall writing, story and conversation, we’ll explore these unique connections.

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RetURN TO SENDER
Learn to create an organic, biodegradable urn with Saskatchewan gardener artisan Marie Saretsky. With ritual, story and hands-on crafting, we will create a place for our remains to gently return to Mother Earth. This urn will look beautiful on your mantlepiece. No need to hide it in your closet before interment. The urn can double as a place to store your herbs or cookies, as you wish.

 

 

Past Events

AN EXTRAVAGANCE OF LOVE PARTNERING WITH SANDRA HAYES-GARDINER FOR A WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
Hillhurst United Church, Kensington Close, Calgary

Through the arts, ritual, silence, stories of foremothers and conversation, we explored our authentic selves in a challenging world.

Facilitators Sandra Hayes-Gardiner, a psychotherapist and author Carolyn Pogue are graduates of spiritual companion programs and are lifelong members of The United Church of Canada. They are passionate about justice and the gentle empowerment of women.

One Eco-feminist’s story. Carolyn told her story and displayed her unique Bird Skull diorama at the University of Calgary on Eco-feminism, story, art and life. Carolyn presented to Professor Joe Kadi’s students in the Women’s Studies Program.

 
READING "BRAVELY SINGING'
This was the launch of The War Memory Project at The Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, in support of programs that promote healing of Post traumatic stress disorder.
 
WRITING THROUGH THE DARK
Writing workshops for adults. As a one-day intensive at The Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary November 16th and over 4 afternoons at Wild Rose United Church.
 
THE ECO-FEMINIST IN ME
August, 2019
This was a return visit to The Women’s Studies class the University of Calgary. Carolyn will present a story, a life memory and display her 4 Bird Skull dioramas.
 

RAISING THE DEAD
Create historical fiction by harvesting your own family tree!
At the Alexander Writers’ Centre in Calgary Saturdays: January 9, January 16 and January 23, 2016

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TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISION NATIONAL HEARINGS - Volunteer
Edmonton, Alberta
March 27 - 30, 2014

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SPEAKING ABOUT ROCK OF AGES
United Church, Ottawa, Ontario
April 4, 2014
 
WRITE THE SPIRIT WORKSHOP
FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Presented at Kanata United Church, Ontario
April 5, 2014
 
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
Chapters Indigo, Kanata, Ontario
April 5, 2014
 
PRESENTATION FOR CHILDREN
"THE WALL" FROM A NEW DAY
Kanata United Church, Ontario
April 6, 2014
 
THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN PRESENTATION FOR UNITED CHURCH WOMEN
WITH CHEREYLE CHAGNON GREYEYES AND CHANTAL CHAGNON
FCJ Centre, Calgary, Alberta
April 24, 2014
 
WRITING WORKSHOPS
CALGARY YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE
Calgary, Alberta
April 26, 2014
 
HONOURING MOTHER EARTH
AN INTERFAITH AFTERNOON OF WORDS, MUSIC & BLESSING FOR EARTH - Women In Spirituality Host
Knox United Church, Calgary, Alberta
Everyone is welcome!
April 27, 2014
 
CELEBRATING WOMEN STRENGTH - Keynote
Living Spirit United Church, Calgary, Alberta
May 30, 2014
 

PRESENTATION ABOUT APOLOGIES MADE BY THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
WITH BILL PHIPPS
Glenbow Elementary School, Calgary, Alberta
March 13, 2014

 
SPEAKING ABOUT ROCK OF AGES
Unitarian Church, Calgary, Alberta
March 16, 2014
 

WOMEN’S HEALING RETREAT
St. Paul, Alberta
February 21 - 23, 2013

 

BENNETT CENTRE YOUNG WRITERS’ CAMP
Edmonton, Alberta
February 28 - March 1, 2013

 

RAISE THE DEAD WORKSHOP
WRITE HISTORICAL FICTION
BY HARVESTING YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE
Presented at The Alexandra Writers' Centre, Calgary, Alberta
April 6, 13 and 27, 2013

 

THE CALGARY YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE
Calgary, Alberta
April 20, 2013

 

CALGARY WOMEN'S CENTRE CONFERENCE
Calgary, Alberta
June 15, 2013


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