Event Details

  • When: Friday, 24 March 2017

    Course times: Registration at Emerson College on Friday 5-6pm followed by supper at 6.15pm. Opening session: Friday 7.30-9-30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm. Closing session: Sunday from 9-12.30pm

    Course Fee £175 payable to Ashley Ramsden. Please contact Ashley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be sure there are still places and for transfer details of a £50 deposit.

    All meals will be at Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK. 

    Please click here to book for accommodation and pay for meals.

Sacred Poetry and the Gift of Your Voice

Sacred Poetry and the Gift of Your Voice

A weekend workshop with storyteller Ashley Ramsden from March 24th-26th 2017.

This weekend will explore the art of speaking  poetry as a living practice.  What is it in a poem that speaks to you, that touches you so deeply you return to it again and again? If we can slow down enough, with calm attention we can find an alignment of breath, voice and presence that will allow us to both confidently embody, and selflessly serve what we want to speak. Opportunities to use the gift of your voice and listen in this way are rare. Together we will experience exercises that can take us to this place.

Please bring a favourite poem of your choice that you know by heart, or are in the process of learning to speak freely, as part of our work.  Rumi, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Wendy Cope, Hafiz, T.S.Eliot, Emily Dickenson, Lalla...whatever voice speaks to your own is welcome.

"Thank you, oh thank you, for the most inspiring weekend. I had an intuition it would be an essential course to attend and I was not wrong. Already being incorporated into every nook and cranny of my life!"  ~ Jenny.

"The course was full of deep reverence for the poetry and one another, mixed with a splash of irreverent humour - a thoroughly joyful, uplifting and enriching weekend."~ Joe


Ashley Ramsden is a co-founder of the International School of Storytelling who has given workshops and performances all over the world for the last 30 years. He is also a speaker of Sacred Poetry. www.ashleyramsden.com