The Nightingale in the Heart: Poetry and the Masculine Soul - William Ayot

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The Nightingale in the Heart: Poetry and the Masculine Soul (A poetry reading for men and women) - Workshop with William Ayot

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There’s a certain kind of quiet that comes over a group of men when one of their number reads a poem – intense, focused, crackling with feeling… In his second evening of poems exploring the masculine soul, award-winning poet William Ayot explores another mythic story, stopping off en-route to read soulful poems of grief and loss, wonder and hope - as well as inspiring poems from his own life-journey and experience. [N.B. This event focuses on male issues but, as before, women are particularly welcome.]

This event is open to therapists, coaches, facilitators and the general public.

This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee.

The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.

William Ayot

William Ayot is an award-winning poet, author, teacher and ritualist. Over three decades, he has organized, hosted, facilitated and led, men’s and mixed personal development events and rites of passage, working in rehab, correctional, personal development and organizational contexts. He uses poetry and the arts to teach leadership in boardrooms and business schools around the world, currently teaching on the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. William also designs and leads bespoke rituals for individuals and groups in his purpose-built ritual garden in Monmouthshire, Wales. Writing includes the play, Bengal Lancer, three collections of poetry, and a prose book on ritual. He is currently writing a book for and about men in a time of epochal change.

William leads personal rituals for people, and is available for one-to-one coaching online. He starts an online programme: The Men's Room - An Enquiry Into Modern Manhood in November 2020, which will be held once a fortnight on Sundays.

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