Fall Song – an outdoor art & writing retreat inspired by the poetry of Mary Oliver
Saturday, October 30, 2021
9am – 4pm
(RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 31)
Leaders: Claudia Fulshaw & Mandy Mizelle
Cost: $125, includes lunch from Foster’s Market, beverages and snacks. (A week before the retreat you will be emailed the yummy lunch options with a request for your order. Gluten-free available!)
Description: On hallowed ground carved by the rich spiced residues of fall — tree-lined fields, colorful leaves, an outdoor labyrinth — this creative retreat will conjure the age-old excitement of autumn rituals in the cooler air. In the spirit of trick-or-treating door-to-door, you will wander from station-to-station, where you’ll find illuminating writing prompts and simple art activities evoked by the poem “Fall Song.” We offer this day as a way to relish in the sights, sounds, and smells, the memories and songs of fall. With plenty of space for physical distancing, contemplation, and creativity — surrounded by the beauty and mystery of this shape-shifting season— treats (no tricks) and surprises are bound to arise.
Presence and process over perfection. All (and no) artistic and writing skills welcome! Includes all materials, lunch, beverages, and snacks. Costumes optional, but do bring a mask, please!
Co-Leader, Mandy Mizelle is a chaplain, minister, writer, perpetual procrastinator, and imperfection advocate who also lives in Durham. A lifelong lover of words, her favorite sacred texts are the everyday stories of our lives. Mandy enjoys creating spaces of grounding and gratitude that remind us of – and invite us to pay attention to – the Spirit around and inside us.
SPECIAL NOTE: Assistance throughout the day will be performed exceptionally well by the ever-lovely Laura Conte.
Important Safety Protocols: We respectfully ask that all participants are fully vaccinated and wear a mask whenever inside The Stable. As hosts, it is the most responsible thing to do for everyone’s safety and comfort.
Please note: To access the front door of The Stable there are four steps with a railing and four steps to exit via the back door. Once inside, the bathroom is on the main level.
Register with PayPal or your credit card OR if you prefer to pay by check, contact Claudia first to check availability before mailing your check.
Once your registration is complete, your email will be added to the Art Wanders mailing list which will let you know about upcoming retreats. You can unsubscribe anytime.
This retreat will take place outside with inside use of the bathroom. If it rains on Saturday, Oct. 30, the retreat will be held at the same time, Sunday Oct. 31. If the weekend is a total washout, we will hold onto your registration fee for you to use toward any upcoming retreat offered by Art Wanders. Alternately, you can choose to donate your registration fee to the Art Returns Scholarship Fund to help someone else attend a future retreat. We will alert you by email no later than noon on Friday, October 29th if we will be rained out and need to reschedule for Sunday or cancel all together. Keep your fingers crossed!!!