Tagged: Creative Arts

Writing Naturally

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017 @ -    H. Emerson Blake is the editor-in-chief of Orion and the former editor-in-chief of Milkweed editions. Articles and books he has edited have been nominated for or won the Pushcart Prize, the PEN Literary Award, the John Oakes Award in Environmental Journalism, the John Burroughs Medal, and the National Magazine Award and have been selected [...]

Fearless Creating for Writers, Painters, Performers, and All Creative Souls

March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017 @ - Dr. Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, has worked with thousands of artists worldwide. He is the author of more than 40 books, among them Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Creativity for Life, and The Van Gogh Blues.  Eric Maisel Whether you've only dreamed of a life in the arts or [...]

Singing Ourselves Home: A Musical Retreat for Women

March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017 @ -                         Susan Robbins, founder and artistic director of Libana, knew from an early age that singing was at the core of her spiritual path. Her deep compassion, love of laughter, and heartfelt belief in the healing power of music bring clarity, insight, and brilliance to [...]

Building a Vocal Community ®: Singing in the African-American Tradition

October 6, 2017 - October 9, 2017 @ -     Ysaye M. Barnwell holds a doctorate in speech pathology and a postdoctoral degree in public health. Since 1979, she has performed and recorded with the internationally renowned a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock and composed some of the group’s most popular songs. She appears on more than 20 recordings, has composed [...]

The Wilds of Poetry: An Adventure in Mind and Landscape

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017 @ -   David Hinton teaches in Columbia University’s graduate writing program and is the first translator in over a century to translate the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy. In his home near Hunger Mountain in Vermont, David has taken these lessons to heart and offered them to the modern world through his translations of Chinese [...]

On the Breath of Song: The Practice of Bedside Singing for the Dying

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017 @ - Kathy Leo is the author of On the Breath of Song: The Practice of Bedside Singing for the Dying and founder and coordinator of Hallowell, a hospice choir in Brattleboro, Vermont, that for more than 10 years has been visiting people near the end of their lives and offering workshops for singers called to this [...]

Adventures in Sound-Play: Spontaneous Music-Making for Everyone!

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017 @ -   Paul Winter has played in the Grand Canyon, the White House, Siberia’s Lake Baikal, and New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he and his Consort colleagues have been artists in residence since 1980. He has recorded 45 albums, seven of which have been graced with Grammy® awards.      Paul [...]

Stories from the Cliff Edge: A Dark Mountain Weekend

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017 @ -   Paul Kingsnorth is co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, launched in 2009 with a manifesto calling for for recognition of the deep cultural roots of the trouble the world is in. It has since grown into a global network of artists, writers, musicians, performers and creative thinkers, many of whose work has appeared in [...]

Generations Camp: Three Days of Joyous Music, Art, Fun, and Love for Grandparents and Grandkids (Ages 6-12)

May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017 @ -   Walter Cudnohufsky has taught a popular 10-month watercolor class for adults since 2007 in Ashfield, Mass., and also conducts occasional watercolor classes for children. Author of several books, he is the principal landscape architect at Walter Cudnohufsky Associates, Inc. Rachel Gibson, Ph.D., taught elementary-school music for 15 years and is currently a professor of [...]

Last Night’s Dream, Today’s Poem: Writing from the Heart of the Dream

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017 @ -   Rodger Kamenetz is the author of 10 books of poetry and nonfiction, including  The History of Last Night's Dream and The Jew in the Lotus, an international best seller. Before retiring as Distinguished Professor and Sternberg Honors Chair Professor at Louisiana State University, he held a dual appointment as a Professor of English and [...]