Event Details

"Poetry as Meditation" with Tracey Schmidt
Date: January 16, 2022-
Location: On Line or In person - Asheville, NC

The Center for Connection + Collaboration  (SDG member Claire Elizabeth Barratt) is honored to present our very special guest poet for the month of January …  Tracey Schmidt presenting an evening of “Poetry as Meditation”  Accompanied by the soothing guitar music of James Vandenberg, audience members are encouraged to lay down or sit comfortably with cushions and blankets and absorb the spoken word.   Tracey offers the deep philosophies of poets such as Rumi and Hafez, as well as her own original work.

Attend in person

  • Please practice COVID safety.
  • Surgical masks will be provided to combine with your mask for extra protection.
  • Email the CCC at least 24 hours before event for address and directions.

Attend via Zoom:   Email the CCC at least 24 hours before event for Zoom link.   CCC EMAIL: ccc.avl.nc@gmail.com

About Tracey:   Tracey Schmidt is an award-winning poet and performer whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She has performed poetry around the country, and currently teaches creativity and poetry at such facilities as the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Julia Cameron’s Creativity Camp, the JC Campbell Folk School, and here in Asheville, NC.   Her award-winning touring museum exhibit, The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans opened for the Olympics in 1996, won the Regional Designation Award in the Humanities, and has toured over 18 museums and cultural centers in the Southeast.   Her book of poetry is entitled I Have Fallen in Love with the World, and that is exactly how she feels about it. She lives in Asheville with a white turtle dove, two hives of bees, and a huge organic garden.    traceyschmidtpoetry.com 

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