Convivium 2023: Poetry as Perception

Friday, 17 November 2023 8:00 AM - Saturday, 18 November 2023 5:00 PM CST

857, State Route 164 North, Hector, AR, 72843, United States

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Includes all meals from Friday breakfast through Saturday dinner and group lodging (male and female segregated) at Camp Caudle from Thursday night through Saturday night

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Friday, 17 November 2023 8:00 AM - Saturday, 18 November 2023 5:00 PM CST

Camp Caudle, 857, Hector, AR, 72843, United States.

Convivium 2023: Poetry as Perception

 

If you are interested in the way that poetry can illuminate and enrich how we see reality, come to Arkansas this November! While the ideas discussed will be adjacent to the conversation going on between Jonathan Pageau, John Vervaeke, Paul Vanderklay, and This Little Corner of the Internet, this is for anyone who loves poetry and its witness to the Good, True, and Beautiful.

 

This Convivium (Feast, life together) is time to discuss and enjoy poetry and its capacity to transform our vision of reality. 

 

The setting is Camp Caudle in the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

 

As wonderful as the speakers will be, this gathering is even more about people coming together to share, discuss, and delight in poetry. In this spirit, time slots will be available for anyone that wants to read or recite a favorite poem or something of their own composition. If you're interested, let us know what you'd like to share at contact@newwoodlandsfarm.com

 

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday:

 

12:00 PM Paintball

 

Dinner and Bonefire

 

Friday:

9:00 AM Psalms - Fr. Eric

 

9:15 AM Opening Remarks

 

9:30 AM Fr Eric - “Teach Us to Pray: The Psalms as Religious Phenomenology”

 

10:20 AM Break for coffee

 

10:40 AM Dr. Jim - Prufrock

 

11:30 AM Poetry Reading 1

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Ted - "Hopkins, Inscape, and the Integration of Sorrow"

 

1:50 PM Break

 

2:00 PM Open Discussion

 

3:00 PM First discussion between speakers

 

4:15 PM Poetry Reading 2

 

Dinner

 

Campfire and music

 

Saturday

 

9:00 AM Psalms - Fr. Eric

 

9:15 AM Job Discussion w/ Jess Purviance 

 

10:15 AM Break

 

10:30 AM Dr. Jim on the Four Quartets + Discourse on the Divine Comedy

 

12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:00 PM Four Quartets

 

2:00 PM Break w/ coffee

 

2:15 PM Q & A Time

 

3:15 PM Poetry Reading 3

 

4:00 PM Concluding discussion

 

Dinner

 

Campfire and music

 

 

Meals:

 

All three meals on Friday and Saturday will be available in the camp cafeteria and are included in the ticket price.

 

Accommodations:

 

Cabin bunk accommodations at Camp Caudle included in the ticket price for Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night. Please note that the camp does not allow tobacco, alcohol, or drugs on site. 

 

 

 

Transportation:

 

Air travel:

Look for flights to Little Rock (1.5hrs), Northwest Arkansas (2.3hrs), and Tulsa (3+hrs). If you can’t make plans with someone you already know, a Discord server will be available to help coordinate rides from airports.

Ted Stiritz

Fr Eric Seitz
Priest
Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota

Father Eric Seitz is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota. He earned his Masters of Divinity in 2019, and was ordained in 2020. He is currently Director of the Liturgy Office of the Diocese of Fargo, and is studying Canon Law at the Catholic University of America. Father Seitz runs a small YouTube channel, and can frequently be found lurking on the Bridges of Meaning Discord Server.

About Fr Eric Seitz

Priest
Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota
Dr. Jim Fields
Cardiologist
Idaho

Jim Field is a medical doctor specializing in cardiology, with additional degrees in literature and physics. At Poetry as Perception, he will be exploring one of the twentieth century’s greatest poems, “Four Quartets” by T.S. Eliot. Jim has been regularly featured on Paul Van de Klay’s YouTube channel where he has offered his personal experience on the poetic dimensions of Christianity. You can find his personal YouTube Channel at Dr Jim.

About Dr. Jim Fields

Cardiologist
Idaho
Ted Stiritz
Earth Mover
New Woodlands Farm

About Ted Stiritz

Earth Mover
New Woodlands Farm