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Café Darkness Virtual Writing Workshop for People of Color

Oct 18-22, 2021

With Joanne Daley and Danie “Ocean” Jackson via Zoom
Gathering twice daily at 11am-12:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Pricing (Sliding Scale Registration)
Subsidized Fee: $85
Basic Fee: $100
Fee Plus: $115

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link below for our Financial Assistance Application form. Do NOT register online.

Call Us for More Information!

610-566-4507, ext. 137

Café Darkness a virtual writing space for people of color, of all genres, ages, and levels of experience. At the onset of the pandemic, we began meeting monthly. This year, we will invite people of color who are interested in a week of dedicated writing and sharing to connect to the written text, the spoken word, and the body’s language. Although this facilitation duo brings a range of skills – Joanne is a bodyworker and healer; Danie is a singer-songwriter and life coach – we hope that you will join us!

This program will be online via Zoom and will follow this daily schedule:
11:30 am-12:30 pm EST (8:30 am-9:30 am PST): Body Check & Writing Intention ~ Joanne
6:30 pm-8:30 pm EST (3:30 pm-5:30 pm PST): Open Mic & Boundless Meditation ~ Danie


Joanne DaleyJoanne Daley is a Birth Doula, Bodyworker, Instructor of Massage and Bodywork techniques and yoga. Inspired by “whole life” medicine she observed demonstrated in the Carribean community within the U.K and U.S., Joanne developed Daley Retreats, a Health and Wellbeing practice which curates “self care habits” to facilitate the many transitory phases of human experience. She is experienced in both Allopathic medical care in Massachusetts hospitals, and Traditional practices focused on Prenatal, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum care through, Elder wellness, and all that comes in between. Acknowledgement of the “whole person experience,” listening carefully, and patience before working deeply are cornerstones of her organically evolving practice. Joanne uses this same foundation to creatively express herself using Voice, Dance, and the written word. She continues, with great respect, to study and apply these qualitatively, and quantitatively proven, alternately documented indigenous medicines.

Danie OceanDanie Ocean is a Media native. After graduating Strath Haven, she went on to Chestnut Hill College to earn a degree in Psychology and then the University of Pennsylvania to earn a masters in social work. During this time she practiced music and performed music. After schooling she became a child and family therapist choosing to work in Philadelphia schools. During this time she also founded a nonprofit that supported musicians with affordable rehearsal and recording space. In 2016, Danie moved back to Media and bought her family home. Recognized by Governor Wolf in 2017 as Pennsylvania’s young Black professionals under thirty five doing incredible work, Danie has been written up in many publications for her dedication to social justice through non-profit work and music. Danie has since retired from therapy to pursue music full time. She performs with her band “Danie Ocean Band” and solo across the United States and Canada but she calls Media home. For her recorded works, please check Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, or other places you stream music and for more about Danie Ocean visit her website at

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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