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Miriam's Well: a midrashic reading and writing workshop with Caryn Miriam-Goldberg

  • Ruach haMaqom 168 Archibald St Burlington, Vt (map)

Wednesday, October 10th, 7 pm. Have you ever wanted to create midrash? Join Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus and Goddard College faculty member, for a special evening featuring a vibrant reading from her novel Miriam's Well: A Modern Day Exodus, about finding our purpose, place, and people. Additionally, through discussion and a welcoming and innovative writing prompt, we'll create our own Midrash, the Hebrew tradition of re-visioning sacred stories to find greater meaning, freedom, and authenticity for our lives and our community. Come listen, discuss, and journey into insights and inspirations found in re-storying your traditions and life.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, is the author of two dozen books, including, most recently Everyday Magic: A Field Guide to the Mundane and Miraculous (Meadowlark Press), and Following the Curve (Spartan Press), a collection of poetry. Her previous work includes The Divorce Girl, a novel; Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other (University of Nebraska Press), The Sky Begins At Your Feet (Ice Cube Press), a memoir; and five poetry collections, including the award-winning Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image (Ice Cube Press) with weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely, particularly for people living with serious illness and their caregivers. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-leads writing and singing retreats.

Earlier Event: October 10
RhM Beit Midrash: Torah Study
Later Event: October 12
Kabbalat Shabbat