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Date and time is TBD


Oakland, CA, USA

Postponed: Poetry and NVC with Anna Talhami and Kathy Simon

Both poetry and NVC are about authentic expression and connection. In this workshop, we’ll practice expressing ourselves authentically through language. We think you'll have a blast and walk away with at least one poem that you wrote and understanding more about the possibilities of NVC.

Time & Location

Date and time is TBD

Oakland, CA, USA

About the event

Self Expression through Nonviolent Communication and Poetry

Anna is a professional poet and teacher of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). 

Kathy is a teacher of Nonviolent Communication and occasional poetry-dabbler.

Cost:  Sliding scale, $60 - $120; no one turned away for lack of funds. You will receive information about how to pay after you register.

This workshop grows out of a conversation between Anna and Kathy about similarities and differences between poetry and Nonviolent Communication. The similarities were striking to us. Both practices strive for:

  • Speaking out about things that need to be said
  • Sharing honestly about our experience
  • Expressing our internal landscape in a way that can move others
  • Giving space to our own unique voice
  • Allowing ourselves to be touched by those around us 
  • Tuning into our senses

This workshop offers a foundation to create safe spaces to be vulnerability and build more self-connection, for more authenticity, creativity, and to be able to take bigger risks in your creativity. You will walk away with a deeper connection with those reading and hearing your work, and tools to land your intention more clearly with readers, towards being understood, heard and connecting with your readers. 

Lunch: We’ll break for 30 minutes for a bring-your-own lunch, around 12 or 12:30. Please bring vegetarian food; you are welcome to keep food in the fridge and warm it on the stove. Please do bring food, because there isn’t time to make it to a restaurant or grocery store and back.

Location: Kathy’s house in Oakland; address upon registration.

Participants: We’re only taking up to 18 people, so please sign up soon.

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