Pendle Hill has moved our “Beloved Community” Poetry Coffeehouses online! While the venue has changed from our Wallingford, PA retreat center to Zoom due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to hold on to the supportive, nurturing, and sustaining energy intended for our gatherings. Listen to a different Featured Poet perform each month. Then, write in response to the Feature’s themes/words and share with other attendees of the program. This 1-hour poetry experience extends our community to a wider world and offers all writers a safe net for linguistic exploration and spiritual discovery.
Upcoming Poetry Coffeehouse dates:
October 29, 7-8pm
Susan Schmidt is listed among Top Ten Developmental Editors in New England, https://www.the-efa.org/memberinfo/m-susan-schmidt-13097/. She taught literature and environmental decision-making and worked as science analyst. She has walked Celtic coastal paths in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Camino de Santiago; surveyed birds in Kenya, Ecuador, Belize, Iceland; paddled in Alaska and New Zealand; and delivered sailboats to the West Indies. She’s had a Captain’s license 37 years. She wrote Let Go or Hold Fast, Beaufort Poems, winner of the Gail O’Day Award; Landfall Along the Chesapeake, In the Wake of Captain John Smith, narrative nonfiction boat adventure; Song of Moving Water, Appalachian novel; Salt Runs in My Blood, poems about birds and boats. www.susanschmidt.net.
Jesse White is the Arts and Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies: Creative and Spiritual Process joined with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College. Jesse works as an arts educator and art therapist and directs Pigeon Arts, a cathartic art-making organization in Philadelphia. She is clerk of Frankford Monthly Meeting (PA).