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The Golden Shovel: Digging in Text for New Meaning

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

a golden shovel digs into the dirt
Thursday February 1, 2024
12-1:30 p.m. EST
To receive the spiritual impact of our traditional texts, sometimes we need to turn the words upside down and inside out. In this workshop, we will use poetic forms and techniques to bypass the logical brain and discover new levels of meaning and insight in verses from the Torah. Join Tzivia Gover in this generative workshop and learn to create a Golden Shovel poem—with a twist. The poems that results, like a shirt that’s been turned inside out, will reveal new patterns beneath the familiar ones.
No previous experience writing poetry is necessary! You will receive step-by-step guidance and support as you learn inventive ways to approach and adapt this poetic form. You can bring 1-3 verses to work with, or use the ones that will be provided. Everyone is welcome, whether you consider yourself a poet or not, and no matter your familiarity with traditional texts.
The session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Tzivia is a white-skinned woman with long brown hair. She wears a turquoise and grey shirt and smiles at the camera.Tzivia Gover is the author of ‘Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing’, and other books about dreams, writing, and everyday joy. She is the creator of ‘The Life of H: Sarah, Reimagined’ an online poetry project. The founder of 350 Dreamers, an online international community dreaming for global healing in this time of climate crisis, Tzivia is a board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a past Director at the Institute for Dream Studies. Tzivia is a Certified Dreamwork Professional and a Certified Proprioceptive Writing Instructor. She has her MFA in writing from Columbia University, and has taught in college and community settings domestically and abroad. Learn more at www.thirdhousemoon.com and https://tziviagover.substack.com.


February 1
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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