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DECEMBER 11th SEATTLE

POETRY'S BRAVE INVITATION TO DRINK FROM A DEEPER WELL

A WINTER'S MORNING IN SEATTLE WITH DAVID WHYTE

Saturday, December 11
10am - 1pm

First Covenant Church
400 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122


POETRY'S BRAVE INVITATION TO DRINK FROM A DEEPER WELL

Join David Whyte for a December morning in Seattle for his first public reading out in our new world, as we hesitatingly return to the outer, social world, wondering who we have become and what we will find on our reemergence.

There is a reason that our inherited mid-winter traditions of celebration, religious or not, are about reemergence, return and revelation, and the internal powers and possibilities found in the depths of the night.

Reading mostly from his new book of poetry ’Still Possible’ David will look at what possibly could be possible at this important threshold: hidden from us but intimately close, both inside us, but revealed constantly in our outer proximate world, both personally and societally.

Working with the new poems he will look at the edge of revelation that each of us carries deep within us from our earliest experiences, and the way we live closely to a constant inner well of understanding and rest that lies no distance at all from us, and that can be drunk from, through a robustly vulnerable sense of physical presence and a deep and practiced sense of rest.

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JANUARY 7th - 9th ASILOMAR CALIFORNIA

STILL POSSIBLE: SETTING DIRECTION FOR A FUTURE LIFE

STILL POSSIBLE: SETTING DIRECTION FOR A FUTURE LIFE

January 7 - 9, 2022

4pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California

Please join me for our return to Monterey Bay: to the sound of arriving waves, night and day, on the curving shoreline, to the aroma of the pines in the morning air; and to all the new possibilities we are both feeling and struggling to feel, as we try to emerge again into this troubled but astonishing world.

I am full of anticipation for the weekend; reading and reciting from my new book of poetry ‘Still Possible’: looking at what could be possible now, not only societally but at all the crucial thresholds we find ourselves on in our individual lives.


In the depths of the pandemic lockdown, confined to our immediate surroundings, all of us experienced in a very personal way the dramatic crossroads of creativity and self-sabotage that has been the birthright of human experience since the beginning of conscious time. All of us wondered what was now possible; and even now, as we try to emerge into the world again, we are still wondering what could possibly be possible even as we put our heads above the parapet and try to imagine ourselves in a once more, fully inhabited and travelled world. But no matter the drama of our times, all human beings ask the question around what is still possible at every crucial threshold of maturation in their lives.

”Still Possible” was written out of the quiet inner sanctum of my study, looking out at the spring and then the summer, rolling like an unstoppable tide into the world, as it always has, no matter the difficulties of our human world, proclaiming that other more secret, more precious birthright of possibility, hidden beneath every doubt and every tiny, almost imperceptible act of self harm.

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