No Unsacred places

Leafless tree landscape

Workshop Highlights Berry, Merton, Levertov Connections


In 1967, three of the most important ecological writer-activists of the 20th century met as friends on the grounds of the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky: farmer Wendell Berry, poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997), and monk Thomas Merton (1916-1968). Bringing attention to the writers’ works today, Sinsinawa Mound Center will sponsor No Unsacred Places: Berry, Levertov, and Merton via in-person and virtual workshops. Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada will lead participants in contemplatively exploring the intertwining lives of the three writers, delving into their poetry and prose, with specific attention to their engagement with the land. We’ll challenge ourselves to deepen our own relationships with the wider community of creation.

The virtual workshop will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 18. The registration fee is $15 and the deadline is Monday Jan. 17 at 4 p.m.

The in-person workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. The fee is $50 per person, and the registration deadline is Monday Jan. 17. Please check our website for current COVID protocols.

Please register by contacting Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.

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