BETSY FAGIN WORKSHOP

THE SANCTUARY SERIES: DISENTANGLING with Betsy Fagin

DISENTANGLING– Disaster Has Come from the Outside. Don’t Give Up Hope.
June 3 at 1 PM
with Betsy Fagin

How do we stay grounded and reduce anxiety in the face of overwhelm? Join us as we disentangle ourselves from disorder and gain the capacity to welcome the unexpected. Through guided meditations and writing exercises we will explore the present moment in order to gain focus and effectiveness. We will develop (resistance) strategies of self-care and cultivate awareness of our interdependence using writing as our vehicle. We will explore the nexus between acceptance and resistance, complacency and direct action: the places where opposing impulses connect, investigating ways to successfully integrate these forces through our writing and in our bodies.

Betsy Fagin is the author of All is Not Yet Lost (Belladonna, 2015), Names Disguised (Make Now Books, 2014), and a number of chapbooks. She received degrees from Vassar College and Brooklyn College and completed her MLS degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland. One of the librarians for the People’s Library of Occupy Wall Street, Betsy’s commitment to creating social justice through conscious, sustainable change (personal & political) focuses on using tools of yoga, meditation, and creative expression. She is currently participating in a year-long meditation teacher training program at the Interdependence Project in NYC.

This workshop is part of The Sanctuary Series. This series of workshops brings together artists, healers and educators in collaborative sessions that ask participants to creatively imagine desired cultural and community outcomes as well as their role within those outcomes. Held in New York City, Hudson and other locations, these are 2-3 hour workshops centered on writing or visual art-making

Logistics: Schedule, Fees, How to Apply

Workshop Schedule and Location: This afternoon workshop takes place from 1 to 4 PM in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan at The Neighborhood Preservation Center. 232 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003.

Fee: Each workshop in The Sanctuary Series costs $60 or $125 for all three. Millay Colony Alumni receive a 15% discount.

To Apply: Send a letter of introduction including a brief biography with a $25 deposit. Send materials requested to Caroline Crumpacker at director@millaycolony.org. Send deposit via PayPal using our DONATE Button. Or hard copy can go to The Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, NY. Attention: Workshops. Make checks payable to The Millay Colony for the Arts. 

For more information please get in touch with Caroline Crumpacker at 518-392-4144 or director@millaycolony.org.