A one-day event for poets at all stages to refresh, reboot and connect. The retreat offers creative workshops, discussions, mentoring and practical advice to re-energise your practice, soothe your soul and leave you with a new spring in your step. You can book a place in advance for free and see a full list of activities on Lyra’s website. Sessions led by Deanna Rodger, Rebecca Tantony, Bohdan Piasecki and Dom Coyote.
On the day, you will be able to drop in to any of the activities, whether it’s just one of them or all of them. Pre-book your free ticket in advance, or arrive early to avoid disappointment. The cafe downstairs will be open throughout the day.
Update: this event has now sold out – however as the sessions run as drop-ins for capacity, we recommend you come along and see if there are spaces available on the day.
Rejuvenate Creative Writing and Yoga 10:00 – 11.30am. Lead by Rebecca Tantony
A mixed practice session combining Yoga and Meditation, in which the body is used as a pathway to our internal force, followed by creative writing aimed at bringing fear into the light and then moving through it.
Unite the body and mind so as to access greater expression and confidence. Here, we enter a space where possibility becomes limitless and through the emotional, physical and mental, we are able to rejuvenate the senses and enter the magic of creation.
More on Rebecca Tantonty
Voice Bath 11.45am – 12.15pm. Lead by Dom Coyote
An alternative type of inactive meditation. Participants are encouraged to let go of negativity as you “bathe” in the soothing vibrations of vocal sound. Participants lay in near darkness allowing the voice to resonate through them. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
More on Dom Coyote
Shared Space Poetry Reading 12.30pm – 1.30pm. With Deanna Rodger
Come and be present and connect through shared experience and contemplation of proximity. Participants will gather together to silently read alongside the author. Followed by question and answer and discussion session.
More on Deanna Rodger
Inner-Life Drawing 1.45pm– 2.45pm. Lead by Bohdan Piasecki
Take a space at an easel and study our human subjects as they ponder the questions of existence. Through observation, participants will be encouraged to draw out the internal monologues of our subjects to develop works of character-based creative writing.
More on Bohdan Piasecki
Voice Bath 3pm – 3.30pm. Lead by Dom Coyote
An alternative type of inactive meditation. Participants are encouraged to let go of negativity as you “bathe” in the soothing vibrations of vocal sound. Participants lay in near darkness allowing the soothing vibrations to resonate through them. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Intention Setting 3.30pm – 4pm
PLUS MORE ONLINE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE TO ACCESS ACROSS THE DAY
Part of Lyra – Bristol Poetry Festival 2022. Find out more about the festival.
Please do book your ticket to secure your place – tickets are free.