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The Quickening: Writing into Doing

Please join us for a one-and-a-half-day poetry retreat as we explore through writing how it is we want to meet the world, what gifts we have to offer—and what is being asked of us at this time.

In this one-and-a-half-day retreat, we will nurture a trustworthy space to listen deeply to discover our own quickening—what is happening in the ground of our lives that wants to burst into growth now. What undiscovered gifts might we unveil that, if nurtured, might serve something bigger than we are? Through the Courage & Renewal approach and through poetry writing and exploration, this offering invites you to connect with yourself and others—to slow down, reflect and notice, while experiencing poetry through the gateways of listening, reading, creative writing, imagination, and shared exploration. With pen in hand, we will engage in activities to help us discern the outer work that we are meant to explore currently—and tap the courage to meet the invitation. And if we happen to make the world a better place, that’s a lovely bonus!

The Quickening: Writing into Doing will be grounded in the Courage & Renewal® approach  which you can learn more about in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. All are welcome.

If you are a newcomer to Circles of Trust® retreats, we have an additional hour-long time scheduled Monday, March 10, 2:00 – 3:00 MT, during which you will be able to orient to the Courage & Renewal approach.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly and poet-teacher-storyteller Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will cofacilitate this unique mini-retreat experience.

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It is not required, but you might also want to consider our earlier retreat December 5 & 6, 2024, Ordinary Sacred: Writing into Being.


Mar 13 - 14 2025


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Phoenix
  • Date: Mar 13 - 14 2025
  • Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am






Marcia Eames-Sheavley