Writing Retreat – The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry

~Third Annual Late Summer Writing Retreat~

The “je ne sais quoi” of Poetry*

We might have some idea about the “quoi” of a poem but what to do with the “je ne sais” part? Can we make an attempt at exploring that which pulls us in, causes the breath to catch in the throat, moves the heart into deep waters?

If this intrigues you like it does me, come for a writing retreat. We will look at a few poems by such poets as Billy Collins, Anna Akhmatova, Mary Oliver, and others. Writers in all genres are welcome.

Expect ample time for writing, meditation, reflection, and sharing ~ and an ample lunch.

When: September 16, 2017
Where: Horizon Village South Amenities Building
10848 11 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Times: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $65

Parking is available on the street and in a few designated visitor parking spots on the property.

Early registration is suggested due to space restrictions. Your cheque will be your registration. Make cheques out to: Antoinette Voûte Roeder. Contact her at: 780-484-7587 or e-mail a.roeder@telus.net

*”I don’t know what.”


Antoinette Voute RoederAntoinette is an alum of the Pacific Jubilee SoulGuiding program ~ a two year experiential learning program in spiritual growth, soul development and the art of spiritual direction. She’s an experienced retreat facilitator, poet, and spiritual companion. Her books are available on Amazon and at Audrey’s Books, Edmonton, Alberta. Read more about Antoinette: “Meet our Spiritual Directors”.


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