• May 30, 2020 at 10:00:00

Poetry in the Time of Pandemic

“…Reach out your heart. Reach out your words…” -Lynn Ungar, Pandemic

Due to popular demand, we’re pleased to offer a second experience of Poetry in the Time of Pandemic on Saturday, May 30th. This two-hour program will be similar to the first one, but will offer new inspirational poems and writing prompts.

Come spend two sacred hours together virtually to allow the poetry of your heart to express how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you. Using poetry to inspire our own expressions, we will open to the healing and gifts to be found in this worldwide “timeout”.

No experience with writing or poetry is needed.  Principles and practices of Poetic Medicine will be shared that have encouraged every age and level of writer to claim poem-making as a birthright form of heartfelt expression.

Below is some of the feedback we received about the first session. To read some of the poems written during the first workshop (20 minutes of stepping away from the screen to write and take a brief break), please go here.

“Dianna and Cathey, An extraordinary and beautiful time!  I so appreciate the technical expertise and smooth organization of the Zoom call and am deeply grateful for the opportunity and the substance of the workshop. Thanks again for such a rich offering.  I hope you will consider offering another one–I have a writer friend in California who would love this, too.” –Julie


“What blessings came out of this workshop! Thank you for it.” –Kristin


“Thank you again for bringing the participants together in such an easy and warm way this morning.” –Richard


“The poetry retreat today was extraordinary. So intimate. We definitely saw the roots and felt them. I’m so grateful.” –Elota


Please join us for the second iteration. Your heart and soul will be nourished in ways beyond explanation.


Saturday, May 30th


10:00AM – 12:00PM




Virtually via Zoom


Cathey Capers
About our Facilitator

Cathey Capers

About our Facilitator Cathey Capers: Her passion is the intersection of poetry and contemplation. A graduate of the Institute for Poetic Medicine’s 3-year certification program, Cathey offers poetic medicine programs in the Austin area and is a popular Eremos facilitator. She is also a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation’s Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats.