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Poetry and the Soul

Retreat with four beloved spiritual poets


Thurs 4 Apr - Sun 7 Apr 2019

Only 2 twin rooms available on this event! :-D


A retreat on which we will read together the words of beloved spiritual poets, especially George Herbert, RS Thomas, Elizabeth Jennings and Mary Oliver. Our guide is an Othona favourite who has led a number of poetry retreats and courses here, Graham Fawcett.

This is an opportunity to hear the poems deeply, reflect on them, and, if and when we wish to, share the insights they encourage in us. It is very much a reading together, and not an academic exercise, so you’re not expected to analyse poems in a literary way. Instead, we can concern ourselves simply with the ways poetry can speak to our deepest selves.



Fee Type

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Adult £245
Adult with Single Supplement £275
Deposit £ 30


Arrival + Departure Times

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Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 2.30 pm


04 Apr 2019 18:30   through   07 Apr 2019 14:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130