Awakening to Compassion for Self and Others - Join Poet Naomi Shihab Nye
Seeing Through the Eyes of the Poet the Compassion that Connects Us All with Naomi Shihab Nye
Despite our differences in faith, politics, race, and sexual orientation, there is a deep inner wisdom that invites each of us to go beneath our surface differences. In that sacred space, we find the compassion that can connect us all.
Poetry invites us into this awareness and inner knowing.
Poetic wisdom sharing opens us to new ways of seeing, connecting, and being with those of different faith traditions, beliefs, and lifestyles. Choose your ways to engage with Naomi Shihab Nye and the wisdom of poetry:
“Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own.” —Naomi Shihab Nye
AWAKENING TO COMPASSION FOR SELF AND OTHERS
with Poet Naomi Shihab Nye
Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm.
BREAK FOR LUNCH:
There will be a 60 minute break for Lunch – on your own or choose a gourmet boxed lunch.
Gourmet Box Lunch: $20
ENGAGING DIFFERENCES WITH AN OPEN HEART
A Conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye + Q&A with the Audience
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Book Signing Immediately Following!
SAVE $25 - ATTEND BOTH EVENTS + LUNCH FOR ONLY $125
Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 7210 Brush Country Road, 78749
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
POET NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry for adults and children include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (a finalist for the National Book Award).
Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.