Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity - an evening talk with David Whyte

7:30PM to 9:30PM May 2, 2014
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Quarterdeck, Grant Building
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Tess Wixted
David Whyte at RRU

Work is of enormous consequence to human beings. Through our work in a given field we not only provide for self and family, but also, unknowingly, shape our society and our future as we do it. Working is never a passive activity - every moment of doing we are also becoming someone different, someone who has been shaped by the very work itself. Work can be soul destroying, worrying and burdensome but approached rightly it can also be life giving and an absolute gift to others.

In this evening talk, poet and author, David Whyte, will explore how work at its best can be an intimate conversation between what you think is you and what you think is other than you, a place of self discovery and a place we become more visible and knowable to ourselves and to others. Through the insights of great poets and their poetry, this will be an evening to re-imagine and re-dedicate ourselves to a deeper understanding of our life's work.

DavidWhyte is the author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose. His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally diverse areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership. David’s poetry is spoken in the same breath as major contemporary Irish, American and English poets.

Cost: $30 + applicable taxes

Click here or contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513 to register.