Literary Arts at the Journey Center

graphic of booksThe power and beauty of the written word is a gift that blesses, encourages and inspires us. Our literary arts events give us the opportunity to encourage local authors and poets and to explore our own creativity with words, whether we are experienced writers or just starting out.

These events are all held at the Journey Center. See specific events for cost and registration requirements. For those events that require registration, you can register on our website or by calling the Journey Center at 578-2121.

Poetry as a Path to Higher Ground:
Be Blessed by the Spiritual Poetry
of North Bay Authors

This event is a fundraiser for the Journey Center's work in support the arts in our community. Please consider making a donation of any amount. Thank you!

Friday, July 31, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Brigid, St. Cecilia, Saraswati: the muse is invoked under many names in many cultures. What happens when she calls to us to express her essence through poetry? Join us as we listen to spiritual poetry read by these Northbay authors: Amy Trussell, Cameo Archer, Nancy Cavers Dougherty and D. Jayne McPherson. Books will be available for signing and purchasing.More>

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Book Celebration
Patricia Masters
Author of Looks Like Lost:
My Journey from the East to the Eucharist

Sunday, Sunday, July 24, 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Part of the Journey Center’s mission is to support the arts and that includes the literary arts! Join us as we celebrate local author Patricia Masters' first book-Looks Like Lost: My Journey from the East to the Eucharist.

In the book Patricia tells the fascinating story of her spiritual journey. She will also share readings from the book as we enjoy appetizers, dessert and beverages.

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Local Poet Night

Friday, July 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! April 7th was our first run with this event and it was such a lovely evening we want to continue it each quarter. So come out to support local poets!

We’ll be serving complimentary desserts and we’ll have wine available to round out the evening. And please join us dinner, before the poetry reading, at our Journey Center Community Barbecue 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ($15 per adult, free for kiddos)

If you love poetry, read from your favorite masters or your own original works. If you want to read, If you want to read, please call or email Christopher Huber
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New Book Study! Green Embraces: Identity Reclaimed

Thursdays, March 31–May 5, 6:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

The embrace of God’s powerfully loving arms began in a green garden long ago. To live loved was the original design. We’ve wandered and gotten lost, lived for less, and walked a winding road. However, the fresh, pure, living embrace of God who knows us as beloved child is available to each of us, right now. It’s up to us to reclaim what’s been ours all along! More>

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New!! How to Haiku: Contemplating the Divine in Creation

Mondays, October 15 & 22, 2012; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Poetry, like music, can lift the soul, heal the mind, and open the heart to contemplation. Since Haiku came to the west from Japan many people have found that this short form of poetry cultivates a sense of beauty and wonder. This course will introduce the basis of Haiku and give us the chance to practice composing. This class is open to all whether you have experience in writing or not. See the Contemplative Workshops/Classes page for more information.