Date & Time
Nov 21, 2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dark Matter: A conversation through dementia
A gathering where everyone present has valuable input: not a lecture, not just a reading, but a discussion and an evolution of an idea and a process of expanding perspective. General discussion will include much personal reflection about love, bereavement, and the dignity of expressing relationship through art.
Leanne McIntosh has been attempting, with language, to connect chronic disease and the health of the planet. Thomas Berry writes of “wildness” as the wellspring of creativity and although he is referring to nature’s violent moments he does say, “This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist, and the power of the shaman.” He adds that an individual is not a victim, “but a participant in this wild event….” Leanne sees chronic disease as a wild event and is attempting to participate creatively with the wildness. She will read from her recently published book of poetry, Dark Matter, (Leaf Press) and from her more recent, unpublished work, Winter Heart.