Between the Writer & the Reader II:
Another day of poetry and refection with Maurice Whelan:
“Soul Making and Sunlit Absence”
This event is jointly sponsored by The Sea of Faith in Australia and
Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists (Contact Pia Hirsch: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Press Release Follows):
'For John Keats, the work of life was the work of making your own soul.
For Seamus Heaney silence could be “a luminous emptiness, a warp and waver of light”.
With William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale as a background, Maurice will address these
poets and their ideas, and offer his ideas on fnding the work of each of our lives, through poetry, imagination, creativity and silence.
This Event occurred at the Indigiscapes Centre, Runnymede Road Capalaba
On Saturday March 1st 8:30am to 3:30pm
“The atmosphere was sublime as we were entertained by birdcalls and delightful vistas
of native fora. I think we were all transported into a world of fantasy and wonder which
is not readily available in our ordinary lives.”
“Maurice's fascinating lecture ... gave us an insight into his conception of poetry and its
meaning or offering for us all. His work seemed to be exploring in particular the
importance of deep and authentic connections with intimate others.... seemed to
emphasise the importance of an imaginative realm.”
“Maurice impressed as a... generous man not aiming to blind us with his training and
skills ... but to place before us a potential opportunity to dip into and share his
experience and self with us.” (excerpts from an email sent by Paul Coombe, President,
Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists, following Between the Writer and the
This video was recorded and produced by Paul Bishop, a community advocate, local Redland City Councillor (2012-2016) and agent for change toward sustainable human futures.