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World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down — A Reading/Author Talk by Christian McEwen

October 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

Over the course of ten years training teachers to write their own poems in order to pass the craft along to students, McEwen realized that nothing comes easily when life is conducted at a high rate of speed. She draws not only on personal experience, but on readings ranging from literary anecdote and poetry to Buddhism, anthropology, current news, and social history, all supplemented by interviews with contemporary writers and artists. This is a real reader’s book, one that stands up as both sustained narrative and occasional inspiration.

McEwen espouses the pleasure to be found in slowing down, both for the ease and comfort of the thing itself (taking time to go for a walk, to write down one’s dreams, to read, to talk, to pray), and for its impact on creativity. There are chapters on walking, talking, drawing, dreaming, on making space, on pausing/praying, on telling stories.

This program is presented by The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm, a program in partnership with the Thoreau Society.

Details

Date:
October 22, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://thoreaufarm.org/world-enough-time/

Venue

Thoreau Farm
341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Phone:
5082419601