Co-sponsored with Point Reyes Books
Friday, Sept 14, 7pm to 9pm: Evening of reading and conversation with Sharon Blackie and Claire Cummings
Saturday, Sept 15, 10am to 5pm: Daylong workshop with Sharon Blackie on "The Mythic Imagination: Re-storying Our Places"
Celtic mythology, especially in the Gaelic (Irish and Scottish) traditions, is intensely ecological. It offers up a world in which there’s a reciprocal and respectful contract between the people and the land – a world which is dominated by powerful divine women who are the creators and shapers of the land, its guardians and protectors, and who represent the moral and spiritual authority of the Otherworld. Women who represent the spirit of the Earth itself: the anima mundi. In her word-of-mouth bestselling book If Women Rose Rooted, Sharon encourages women to reclaim these ancestral stories which teach us how to walk more authentically in, and with a greater sense of belonging to, this beautiful animate Earth.
If women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like trees. And if we rise up rooted, like trees … well then, women might indeed save not only ourselves, but the world. – from If Women Rose Rooted, by Sharon Blackie
Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 7 days or less before the event date. Prior to 7 days before an event, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.