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A Workshop with DAVID WHYTE

"Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question"
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00am to 4:00pm

West Point Grey United Church, 4595 W. 8th Ave. (at Tolmie St.), Vancouver, BC

$129 + gst, Tickets at Banyen
This is last year's event. For the upcoming 2014 David Whyte event page, click here.









Human beings cannot quite believe the depth, drama and even the disappearances involved in even the average human life. Each one of us grows almost against our will into a steadily unfolding story where the horizon gets broader and more mysterious, the understanding of loss and mortality more keen, the sense of time more fleeting and the understanding of our own mistakes and omissions more apparent. In the midst of this deepening we have to make a life that makes sense: there is no other life than the one that involves this constant beckoning, this invitation to the fiercer aspects of existence. 

This will be a day spent with David Whyte - through poetry and the insights of poetry - looking at the fruitful discipline of first finding, then asking, ever keener and more beautiful questions; questions that do not produce easy answers but which help us to re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it, and most especially, questions which work to reshape our identities, helping us to become larger, more generous, more courageous; equal to the increasingly fierce invitations extended to us as we grow and mature.

Poet, Author, Lecturer

David Whyte's life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership. He holds a degree in marine zoology, an honorary doctorate from Newmann College, Pennsylvania, and is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at the University of Oxford. The author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose, David has worked as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands, and led anthropological and natural-history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon, and Himalayas. He brings this wealth of experience to his lectures and workshops.

Workshop Sponsored by Banyen Books & Sound & Hollyhock.



Workshop Location: West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie street), Vancouver, BC
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Time: 10am-4pm

* Please bring a lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Workshop fee: $129 plus gst

Tickets & Registration in person or by telephone at Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 West 4th Ave. 604-737-8858 or (from outside Vanc.) 1-800-663-8442

Seating is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

* photograph of David Whyte by Scott Garen