The Mindful Poet

Registration is full and closed for our Sunday, 4 August workshop at Sing Lit Station. Walk-ins are welcome provided there are seats available. Thank you for the support!


"And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are," writes the poet Mary Oliver. "Sit down, like a weed among weeds, and rustle in the wind!" How can the practice of mindfulness enrich your journey as a poet? Join our free workshop to investigate how mindfulness can be a powerful and inspiring tool to cultivate effective writing habits and grow as an individual. Our instructors will guide you through meditation practice and a writing activity. We will share insights about the importance of mindfulness in sustaining the poet's practice and offer thoughtful suggestions on how to integrate mindfulness practice with one's poetry writing, so as to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life in the process. Open to all aspiring or established writers/mindfulness practitioners, 13 years old and up. This workshop is a preview of The Mindful Poet 2020 program.


Saturday, 3 August 2019 from 5.30-7.30pm
Jurong Regional Library, Programme Zone
21 Jurong East Central 1
Singapore 609732

Sunday, 4 August 2019 from 2.00-4.00pm
Sing Lit Station
22 Dickson Road, #02-01
Singapore 209506

The same programme will be presented at both sessions.

About the Instructors

Gemma Pereira is an English Language and Literature Teacher and an active advocate for the Literary Arts. Her writing has been published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Balik Kampung 2B, Twenty-Four Flavours: Sushi and Best Singapore Short Stories Volume Two. Gemma writes about the tension between traditional identities and modern-day environments. She also enjoys performance poetry and believes in the healing power of writing and spoken word.

Dani Van de Velde is a qualified meditation teacher with over twenty years of personal practice and over ten years teaching experience. Dani helps others understand and master the art of meditation through private coaching and courses and tailored programs for schools and organisations. She is also a popular speaker at networking forums and workshops. Dani is a member of the Meditation Association of Australia and the International Meditation Teachers Association, acknowledging her teaching experience and program development.
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Aug 3 - Aug 4, 2019
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM SGT
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[Various] Jurong Regional Library & Sing Lit Station
Sat 3 August, Jurong Regional Library, 5.30-7.30pm FULL
Sun 4 August, Sing Lit Station, 2.00-4.00pm FULL
Venue Address
Poetry Festival Singapore

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