Events with David Whyte
A Day with David Whyte
The Pilgrim’s Way:
Setting the Direction for a Future Life
Thursday, October 25, 10am-4pm
Featuring Size2Shoes - inspirational pop from Ireland
Online registration is closed. If you're not registered, please plan to arrive at the church by 9:30am to register at the door. Check-in and enjoy scones and coffee at 9:30am. Program begins promptly at 10am.
Event Location: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis. [Parking information.]
Join us for a day with David Whyte looking at the great questions of human life through the eyes of the pilgrim: someone passing through relatively quickly, someone looking for the biggest context they can find or imagine, someone dependent on friendship, hospitality and help from friends and strangers alike, someone who has to ask for visible and invisible help; someone for whom the nature of the destination changes step by step as the end of the path approaches, and someone subject to the vagaries of wind and weather along the way. A pilgrim is someone up for adventure and good company.
An Evening with
A special occasion in the Art Gallery at Hennepin Church with music by Size2Shoes, readings by David Whyte along with time to reflect and walk the labyrinth.
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 7:00-8:30pm
WHERE: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church [Map]
COST: $55.00 Reception includes lavish hors d'voeuvres and refreshments
We've reached capacity for the evening session. Registration is closed.
One of the central themes of the day will be internal resilience, the necessity for following a certain star not seen or perceived by anyone else, an internal migration, a path running parallel to the outer road keeping any outward journey in the world relevant and true. We will look at the necessity for hardiness, for shelter, for risk, for companionship, for vulnerability and the absolute need to ask for help at transition points combined with an ability to recognize when it is being offered and the humor, humility and open hands necessary to receive it.
This is a program for pilgrims of all kinds, writers and non writers, poetry fans as well as those who seldom turn to poems. David’s presentation will speak to the adventurer within, offering wisdom, good heart and good humor for the journeys ahead.
This event is co-hosted by Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church and Wisdom Ways.
If you're looking for hotel accommodations, you can view a list of hotels within about one mile of the church. This is not a complete list; there are many more hotels in the downtown Minneapolis area.
David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. A captivating speaker with a compelling blend of poetry and insightful commentary, David is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, working with a diverse international clientele. He has worked as a naturalist guide and led anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Galapagos, the Andes and the Himalayas and brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops. David's published works include The Three Marriages, River Flow, What to Remember When Waking and released in May, Pilgrim. Visit www.davidwhyte.com. Copies of Pilgrim along with other books by Whyte will be available for sale at the event.
Size2Shoes, acoustic Irish pop band of Eoin (Owen) and Moley Ó Súilleabháin , sons of esteemed Irish musicians Nóirín Ní Riain and Mícheál ó Súilleabháin. The brothers sing and play several different types of music, from traditional Irish and spiritual song to ultra-modern original pop songs. The immense musical heritage of the ó Súilleabháin brothers shines through in the power of the musicianship and their ability to weave stories in song. They have performed with Russell Crowe, Sinead O’Connor, Bobby McFerrin, and violinist Nigel Kennedy. Director Steven Spielberg cast them to sing in his 2012 movie "War Horse." Visit: www.size2shoes.com
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 9:30am check in, 10:00am to 4:00pm program followed by book signing
WHERE: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis. Parking is available in the Hennepin Church Parking lot on a first come, first serve basis or in the Walker Art Center Parking ramp for $4.00 for the day/evening. [Map]
COST: $125.00 (includes lunch)
Online registration has ended. You're welcome to register at the door -- please plan to arrive at the church by 9:30am. The program begins promptly at 10am.
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