Men Writing for Change

Friday, 19 May 2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 20 May 2017 4:45 PM EST

11321 Dutch Settlement Rd, , Three Rivers, MI, 49093, United States

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Double Occupancy Partial Approval - $75.00

Shared Room in St. Joseph's Barn or Hanby Center

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Tent on Grounds Partial Approval - $65.00

Tent on Grounds South of Hanby Center or in woods

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Single Occupancy Partial Approval - $105.00

In the St. Joseph's Barn

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Single Occupancy (Cabin) Partial Approval - $105.00

Rustic Cabin, heated by wood or propane stove and 1/4 mile walk from St. Joseph's Barn & Meeting Facilities

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Friday, 19 May 2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 20 May 2017 4:45 PM EST

The Hermitage, 11321 Dutch Settlement Rd, , Three Rivers, MI, 49093, United States.

Men Writing for Change:

Finding and Sharing Your Voice of Transformation

Join Indiana-Michigan M.A.L.E.s for a retreat focused on inner transformation and the power of poetry to make this possible.

Often the most important things in life are those we’re not talking about. And at some point, almost every man is invited to reflect on these "forbidden" subjects and to begin a journey through unfamiliar territory. For some men it may be a journey taken in crisis, and for others it may be little more than a sneaking suspicion or subtle intuition that something in his world is amiss. Whatever has happened, there’s a dire need for him to make sense of and to understand his world anew.
The journey of our lives is poetry, a Homeric-like odyssey where each man goes in search of deeper truth and meaning. This is a time in his life where nothing speaks louder to him than mystery. Thus poetry enters his life, allowing a man to connect his head, heart and gut in ways his daily prose simply cannot.
Poetry is not some esoteric art, practiced by cloistered academics. Rather it is the language of nature in which we are all fluent. Throughout our time together we will work on accessing our own inner poet to help us makes sense of our experiences. We will create a space using nature, meditation, brotherhood and of course the inspiration of other poets to talk and write about life’s mysteries.

Illuman of Indiana/Michigan

Indiana-Michigan MALES is creating spaces and programs to advance mens' spiritual development through story, ritual, nature, and The Way of Council.

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