What: Workshop on Travel Writing with Meaning
Who: Janet Thomas
When: March 23-25, 2012
Where: Deer Park Institute
Wherever we go, we takes ourselves with us. Travel writing is about the inner journey, the outer landscape, the politics of place and people, and the ways in which we navigate through the mundane, the sublime and the terrifying. It is also an opportunity to wake up to the “other” in ways that can help heal the world. How do we write and travel at the same time? What’s the difference between a travel blog and a travel book? How do we transform our personal journey into a universal experience? “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” (Mark Twain) Good travel writing is too.
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What: Poetry readings and commentary on Kabir by Ajay Pal Singh
Where: Dharmalaya Institute in Bir, HP, India
When: 3:45-5:15pm, 15-21 March, 2012
Language: Hindi with English translation and commentary (Q&A in both languages)
Facilitator: Ajay Pal Singh
Ajayji will be giving readings and commentary on Kabir’s poetry every day from 3:45-5:15pm. These sessions are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Please note that the rest of the programme, before and after the readings, is a silent retreat, so if you attend, please arrive on time and stay for the whole session.