Quiet Writing Retreat with Moyra Keane
November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 12 @ 2:00 pm| R1200
Writing Retreat Overview
This retreat offers a space to connect with ourselves as writers; to engage with creativity; to develop clarity and voice; and to make progress on a project. Bring along an idea, an academic paper, a short story and we will work together and alone in reflecting, exploring writing processes and strategies. The sessions each day will draw on the work of Cecile Badenhorst and Dorian Harhoff, among others. There will be time for renewal and rest as well as for feedback and getting into the flow of writing.
Prof Moyra Keane works as an Academic Advisor in the Centre for Learning Teaching and Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She coordinates and teaches on postgraduate courses, presents workshops and courses for academic staff. These include Research Writing; Qualitative Research Methodology; Writing Retreats; Postgraduate Supervision, Coaching, and Teaching in Higher Education. Her undergraduate disciplines include psychology, physics, chemistry and English. Her current research interests are in participative research, indigenous knowledge, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She also teaches Tai Chi and mindfulness and has had a 45 year association with meditation and Buddhist centres.
Moyra has recently published an academic paper on Quiet Writing, aimed to restore a sense of well-being in writers.
Pippa Cope lives at the Tara Rokpa Centre. During her working life she was employed in the helping professions as an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, and Community Development advisor. For those that are interested, she will offer mindful body movement sessions (gentle movements that are similar to yoga) as optional activities in the programme. These sessions are based on years of experience as a yoga practitioner and her Senior Yoga Teacher training course with Donna Farhi. It is enquiry-based and can help participants find a quiet space in their bodies and minds.
This includes accommodation for two nights, all meals, teas and snacks, facilitator transport cost and environmental levy:
Single room: R1550
Twin/double en suite: R1400
Twin/double shared bathroom: R1200
Camping (own tent): R850
Dana can be offered in appreciation of the facilitator’s guidance and will be donated towards the retreat centre.
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