Join me beginning Sunday, March 7th at 10am PT for my Three Sundays online series
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
A MYTHOPOETIC TOUR OF THE WEST OF IRELAND
March 7th, 14th and 21st • 10:00am Pacific Time
Last Call Invitation to At the Edge of the World
Join David Whyte for a literary and mythic pilgrimage to many of the great pilgrim sites of the West of Ireland, in the imaginative company of his close friends, some of whom may even join the conversation as special guests.
Much of David’s poetry was first formed around his mother’s deeply imaginative Irish sensibility, followed by many years of walking Irish landscapes, conversing and understanding his inheritance.
A pilgrimage through the West of Ireland involves not only a journey to places of great antiquity and beauty, but an internal procession through thresholds of experience every human being goes through toward any hard-won maturity they have gained for themselves.
From Connemara to County Clare, and from Knockadoon to County Kerry, the Irish landscape is alive with a storied past and an inherited sense of presence that bursts, freshly and continually, from that past.
In these sessions, David will not only call on the insights gained and poetry written through visiting many of the ancient pilgrim sites that seam the green fields and mountains of The West, but also a parallel journey into the Irish art of wielding the English language - there is no visiting Ireland without joining the conversation with its people and enjoying the chief revenge evolved through having been occupied for so very long: taking over the language of their conquerors and becoming some of the best exponents of English on the planet, both in their literary traditions and in the everyday speech heard in the local pub.
There is also no visit to Ireland without finding good company along the way: one of the great delights of any first visitor to Ireland is the welcome they receive and the conversation that results from that welcome. In the Irish tradition, the ability to welcome someone properly is seen as something of a fine art, a form of soul invitation almost. In this Three Sundays in March series, David will welcome you into the rich circle of friendship he has built over many years in Clare and Connemara, and you will get to know a good few of them through their appearance in his poetry and stories.
We are all a little desperate to travel these days. For the moment, it has to be through our imaginations and the delights of a well-fed sense of anticipation. Prepare yourself then for a little feast for the imagination and a little delight combined with depth on this excursion to many of the places David has loved, and left a little of himself, over the years.Register Now - $60
At the Edge of the World begins Sunday, March 7th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
At the Edge of the World is centered around three 75-minute livestream sessions delivered via Zoom webconferencing software.
In addition, David will present you with Tiny Disciplines in and after each session, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life, and also to hold the thread between the three Sundays.
3 Livestream Sessions with Q+A
Each session will include an hour long talk followed by a 15-minute Q+A.
You will receive preparatory materials offering suggestions for creating an environment to engage with the seminar, as well as a detailed resource document for each session.
In each session David will offer one or more Tiny Daily Disciplines as suggestions for holding the thread between sessions.