A Labyrinth Journey
Sewanee, TN 37375
Connecting with Your Creativity Through Walking and Writing
When external events compel us to look outward is precisely when we need to examine inwardly. Living in complex times requires creativity and a sense of grounding that is found in the spiritual. Join Margy Oehmig and Terry Price for a weekend of joy and discovery through labyrinth walking followed by reflection and writing. This will be a special time to retreat away from the noise and distraction of the world in order to refresh, reflect, and reemerge better equipped to creatively reconnect with the divinity within, the divinity around us, and the divinity in the world. Although no writing experience is necessary, creative writers will learn ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool in their practice. And everyone will learn new ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool for a creative life.
The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet, an orientation of the weekend and an introduction to the labyrinth. Saturday will feature presentations, labyrinth walks, and journaling, but also quiet time and space to be able to just listen to that inner voice. Sunday morning will be a time of sharing and ideas to take back to your own life to continue your journey.
Margy Oehmig received her Veriditas training as a labyrinth facilitator at Chartres Cathedral under the tutelage of Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path. She has long been drawn to the labyrinth as a contemplative tool and uses it in combination with her Centering Prayer practice to quiet the mind, still the body and listen to the quiet Voice within. Having an MFA in Art History, she has held various professional and volunteer positions in the fields of art and education in Chattanooga, TN. Currently, she is following her heart’s desire to share labyrinth’s sacred energy with others.
Terry Price, is a Tennessee based writer and photographer, with an MFA in writing from Spalding University in Louisville. He is a former Program Director and current mentor in MTSU Write (formerly The Writer’s Loft) creative writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. (www.mtsu.edu/write). He works with creatives one on one and leads workshops and retreats.
A self-described lifestyle photographer, his portfolio includes street, landscape, and travel photography and his current traveling exhibit features work from Italy. He photos have accompanied pieces in various journals, newspapers, and magazines and sold to individuals.
He is also a labyrinth facilitator and leads workshops on using the labyrinth as both a spiritual and creative tool. His work has appeared in Writer’s Notes magazine, Bloodlotus, The Trunk, The Tennessee Writer, the Timber Creek Review, New Southerner, The Best of New Southerner, and has had both his writing and photography featured in the literary magazine, 2nd & Church. He has had two pieces nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You can find more of his work and how to work with Terry at www.terryprice.net.