Join us this month for our Sunday Virtual Tea and Conversation with poet Dayna Patterson!
Dayna is an up and coming poet and co-editor of the recently published, Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry, and lovely friend. We'll be discussing:
Writing as spiritual practice and a path to the Goddess
Poetry as a path of meditation and worship
Poetry of the Goddess/Divine Mother
Our thoughts about why women of all ages and backgrounds are flocking to the Goddess path.
2 or 3 favorite poems of Dayna's and possibly one of my own.
About The Sophia Women’s Circle:
The Sophia Women's Circle is a virtual community (for now) outreach of The Sophia Women's Institute, and a personal offering of love. I created the Circle to be a gathering spot for women on a spiritual path seeking to more fully embody their own Feminine Divine/Goddess within, and who seek a direct connection with Divine Mother.
We hold monthly virtual Teas and Conversations, and Circles at the times of major seasonal shifts - the Solstices and Equinoxes. More will be coming for our growing community in the coming months.
We are a women-only circle, and any woman from any background is welcome and invited to join us by registering for one of our events, such as this Tea and Conversation, HERE.
If you have already registered for one of our events, all you need to do is go to our Facebook group virtual home, request to join the group if you have not already done so, and then instructions for how to participate via our private Zoom line, are posted in the group.
Dayna Patterson’s creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Passages North, North American Review, Western Humanities Review, Sugar House Review, Zone 3, and others. Three-time Pushcart and two-time Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of If Mother Braids a Waterfall (Signature Books, 2020), a hybrid collection of poetry and lyric essay that explores her Mormon ancestry and upbringing,
Her second book, O Lady, Speak Again, was a semi-finalist for the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes and reimagines characters from Shakespeare through a Post-Mormon feminist lens. She is a co-editor of Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry, and she’s the founding editor-in-chief of Psaltery & Lyre, an online literary journal dedicated to publishing literature at the intersection of faith and doubt. She earned her MA in Literature from Texas State-San Marcos (2008) and her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Washington University (2017), where she served as the managing editor of Bellingham Review. She is also the poetry editor for Exponent II Magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Washington University, where she is an Adjunct Professor of English.
Dayna is a deep thinker and sensitive soul, and one of the most delightful women I know. Join us for what promises to be a juicy, thoughtful conversation about poetry, writing, and the path to the Divine Feminine.
Our Teas and Conversations are held virtually, in the Sophia Women’s Circle. If this is your first time to join us, please save your spot with a FREE ticket HERE.