with Alison Myers
with Alison Myers
Poetry is a conversation between you, the poet, and the world. Poetry leaves space for your own story like an invitation calls you to the dinner table with a loved one. When we read a poem about grief, our own grief is recognized. When we write a poem about joy, the world shows brightness, too. In this short session, we will read, write, and discuss the invitations and conversations of poetry inside you and the world.
Meet Your Instructor, Alison
Alison Green Myers is a poet, planner, writer, and educator. Alison is the program director for the Highlights Foundation and a National Writing Project Fellow. Alison’s debut novel A Bird Will Soar won the American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Award, the Pennsylvania Library Caroline Fields Award, and the Dolly Gray honor, among other acknowledgements. Alison’s forthcoming books are for middle grade readers. Alison is currently working on a collection of poetry and essays about grief. Alison lives in the woods of Pennsylvania where stories are gathered.
About the Series
The Winter Wellness series extends an invitation to the community to come together for soul-nourishing connections at the dawn of the new year.
Embracing themes of new beginnings, self-care, and overall health and wellness, the classes offer a diverse range of experiences. From expressive arts activities that ignite a creative flow to gentle mind-body practices like yoga and sound healing that warm both the body and spirit.
Facilitated by a rotation of guest artists and wellness practitioners from the local area, these classes offer a holistic approach to well-being.
Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies including: Steve Alexander & Idylia Hachi, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, DIANNIC LLC, Annelise Gerry and Family, Robyn Gerry and Family, Jeffrey Gerson, Grimm Construction Inc., Nellie and Robert Gipson of the Tianaderrah Foundation, the William and Elaine Kaplan Family Foundations, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Heather and Matthew Potter & Family / Nexxt Enterprises LLC, the Rea Charitable Trust, the Rhulen Loughlin Family in memory of Trevor John Loughlin, the Rowley Family Fund for Women & Children, the Irwin Siegel Agency – Howard Siegel – President, Craig and Sue Van Cott – UNALAM, the TD Charitable Foundation. Funding is also provided by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Sullivan County Youth Bureau and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.