Men Writing for Change:
Finding and Sharing Your Inner Voice of Transformation
January 5-6, 2018
Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (Ohio)
Join Ohio Illuman 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 make sense of our experience. 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.
Date & Time: 5pm/Friday, January 5 - 6pm/Saturday, January 6, 2018
Location: Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (Ohio)
Cost: $90 per person (includes 3 meals and dual room occupancy)
About the retreat Content Carrier
Brian spends his days working as a graphic and web designer, but not before waking up each morning with a cup of tea and some poetry. He tries to write daily after spending some time in meditation. He has also published four volumes of poetry including Bull Head (2002), Bull Heart (2105) and More Bull (2016). The Bull series is also available as anthology called Complete Bull (2017) which chronicles in both poetry and prose the spiritual growth of man as he matures. Brian's next book will be out in November 2017 and is called Tomorrow Could Be Wonderful: 365 Selections from Brian's Poem of the Day.
Learn more about Brian and his poetry at Digital Alphabet.
For registrants of Men Writing for Change, cancellations can be made prior to December 1, 2017. We apologize that afterwards we cannot provide refunds for any reason including the weather. Our contract with the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford holds us to a minimum number of participants.
Please note we make little or no money offering these retreats. Our goal is to provide affordable and beneficial programs to men on a spiritual journey. Thank you for your understanding and please consider this information before you register. And feel free to contact us with questions.