DATE : SAT, JULY 22nd – JULY 29th, 2017

I am not a piano key: I have an inner compass

Saturday, July 22, 2:00 – 2:30pm

Welcome to ACTIONWEEK.

With Lila Weisberger

2:30 – 6:00pm

Mercies of Resilience

with Lila Weisberger

“Most plants will bend over backward to cooperate with reality…if they live on a shelf far from the window they will bend and will warp toward the light…” — Amy Leach “Even if you see the day of judgement coming around the corner, plant a seed.” –Prophet Muhammad:

Sunday, July 23, 2:00 – 4:30pm

Harmonizing with Discord: Which Keys Work for You?

With Nessa McCasey

Using musical concepts as metaphors, we will learn about harmony and discord and apply it to our lives. How much discord can you stand? How might we bend discord back into harmony? Is that possible? Resilience may depend on having tools to bend the discord of today’s world

Monday, July 24, 2:00 – 4:00pm

I am Not a Piano Key

With Cara Nusinov

I am Laughter Writing and balancing the chattering thoughts in your head with laughter Monday I am Laughter Writing and balancing the chattering thoughts in your head with laughter Supplies: Bring a photo of yourself, one pen.

Just the act of laughter helps us to laugh some more. Rather than physical exercise, laughter yoga is laughing with people. Millions in the world practice it. Joyce Carol Oats wrote in spurts and fragments while grieving. But write she did. Prompts from her will get the ink flowing, and at the beginning and conclusion we will breathe and laugh together. Cara, a certified Laughter Yoga Leader as well as a Poetry Therapy Facilitator, will guide you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2:00 – 4:30pm

Side by Side

With Alejandra Monroy

If ever two were one, then surely we. – Anne Bradstreet   If ever two were one, then surely we. – Anne Bradstreet   Like piano keys, people are placed among others in this world we live in. And as piano keys, we learn to work in harmony with those around us. Explore poems about being with others as well as with oneself. What brings us closer? What draws us apart? How do we choose to be side by side with others?

Wednesday, July 26

A Day of Writing/Reading/Editing/Nourishing Connections

Thursday, July 27, 2:00 – 4:30pm

Wolf Notes: From Dissonance to Discovery

With Jill Teague

Dissonance / (if you are interested) / leads to discovery – William Carlos Williams. Using art and the dramatic dialogue, we will explore our responses to and relationship with dissonance.

Friday, July 28, 2:00 – 4:30pm

The Fourth Chakra: Exploring our Inner Compass of Love and Compassion

With Dana Michie

The Sanskrit word chakra literally translates as wheel or disk. The yogic tradition says the fourth chakra is our connection between matter and spirit. It is located at the center of our body near our hearts, and is also referred to as the Heart Chakra, our source of love and compassion. We will be looking at four poems that speak to this vibrant force within us.

Saturday, July 29 Saturday, July 29, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Our Inner Compass Points to Freedom

With Debbie-Ann Chambers

Supplies: You may wish to bring crayons, markers or colored pencils.

We will explore the themes of freedom and unfreedom through journaling and modern and mystical poetry. As such, attendees can expect to deepen and/or share their personal understanding of what makes for an open and expansive life and explore their present of past struggles to live this freedom fully.

4:30 – 6 pm Closing Everyone

Sunday, July 30 Sunday, July 30, 2:00 – 6:00pm


Lila Weisberger with Nessa McCasey

We will do choral readings of poems and have songs as people wish. Please choose a meaningful poem for yourself or someone who has passed over. Bring several copies to share with others so that we may do choral readings together.


East 72nd Street
New York,

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