Presence: A Week of Poetry & Meditation in Abruzzo, Italy
Using poetry as a portal, please join us for an intimate retreat to invigorate our well-being and creativity in the stunning landscape of Abruzzo, in central Italy. Santo Spirito, an eight-hundred-year-old monastery, will be our home for the week.
Over the course of seven days, we’ll explore the seven pillars of mindfulness; receive instruction and support in mediation exercises; and discuss classic and contemporary poems that explore themes of presence and mindful attention.
Through prompts and writing exercises, we’ll write our own texts in reflection on our surroundings, and in conversation with each other and the inspiring poets we’ll read together.
Featured Writers Include:
Sebastian Alvarez, MFA; Allison DeLauer MFA; & Catherine Szentkereszty de Zagon ND
Poetry, Creative nonfiction
Mindful Poet Retreats
Mindful Poet Retreats is a project of Allison DeLauer, MFA and Catherine Szentkereszty de Zagon, ND. Blending instruction on meditation, writing exercises, and facilitated conversations on contemporary and classical poetry, our retreats seek to build community and provide tools for well-being and personal expression.