What the earth already knows

  • Five Oaks Five Oaks
  • paris, ontario
  • Oct 23 - 24, 2020 (2 days)

About This Event

Space is still available!  Please register by 11:00 pm, Thursday Oct 22


A creative course/mini-retreat with Artist/Writer Kim McKellar, presented by Five Oaks

Kim McKellar lives on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. In the early days of the pandemic, she began using her photography and poetry as a way of expressing the inexpressible and processing feelings and thoughts on how life has been turned upside down. She discovered that the earth could teach her ways to quiet the chaos and find solid ground – literally and emotionally.  In May 2020 - at the encouragement of friends who loved what she was posting on facebook - she turned this collection into a book.

Now in its fourth printing, ‘What the Earth Already Knows’ is being used by individuals, study groups, ministers, and therapists as a way to access and understand the myriad of experiences and wide range of responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn from the earth.  Kim found wisdom outside her back door, on the small piece of land she calls home. She now collects her work for public viewing on her instagram page: @kimmckellar_poetry

Through a short practical course that includes videos, creative exercises and technical  tips, the Five Oaks Centre, in partnership with Kim, offers an online opportunity to engage you in the same process. The aim is to encourage you to discover your own creativity and learn ‘what the earth already knows’ right where you live.

Registration includes a copy of Kim’s book, mailed to you.

The course takes place over three 30-minute sessions, with a small creative assignment to do between sessions.  The course is limited to a small number of people and you will have a live facilitator on Zoom for each session. Kim joins us for the third session for a Q & A and reflection time.

Friday, Oct 23 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, Oct 24 - 10:00 am and 12:30 pm

Five Oaks hosted several courses of What the Earth Already Knows over August and September and - by popular demand - the course has returned for a fall session of listening deeply to the earth as it settles in towards winter. A winter session will also be offered in February.

Register soon as space is limited.




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