As we close our book club discussion of Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering, we consider the closing of our events, and how to end well.
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In this week’s book club discussion of Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering, we consider how rules can provide the structure needed to make events more experimental, whimsical and democratic.
We begin our book club discussion of Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering with a look at the purpose of our gatherings and the need that sometimes arises to exclude, with kindness.
Priya Parker encourages us to create meaningful, transformative gatherings that shape “the way we think, feel, and make sense of our world.” Join us for our latest book club discussion of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.
For this month’s By Heart, we learn a poem about motherhood by Kate Baer, called “Motherload.”
Sometimes our choices come down to nests or mountains. Learn Tess Gallagher’s poem “Choices” By Heart and see which one you choose.
What have you lost today? Poet Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” invites us into the art of losing in this month’s By Heart.
For Black History Month, we learn Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” By Heart and consider the memory of a Chilean sea.
The river that is our country runs on, despite crooked hearts. Read W.H. Auden’s “As I Walked Out One Evening” beside your favorite river.
A pandemic is a perfect time to learn a poem By Heart, especially Derek Mahon’s “Everything Is Going To Be All Right.”
Uncle Walt says spiders and souls have a lot in common. Our By Heart column considers Whitman’s ‘A Noiseless Patient Spider’ and Charlotte.
When a poem knocks, you open. Join Megan Willome as she learns Walter de la Mare’s creepy “Some One” By Heart, just in time for Halloween.
Autumn’s signs may be subtle, but they are there. Join Megan Willome as she learns the end of John Keats’ poem ‘To Autumn’ by heart.
The king of August is the dandelion. Join author Megan Willome as she learns Vachel Lindsay’s poem “The Dandelion” by heart.
In celebration of Take Your Poet to Work Day, join Megan Willome as she learns Countee Cullen’s “I Have Wrapped My Dreams in a Silken Cloth” by heart.
Savor the summer with author Megan Willome as she learns Margaret Wise Brown’s poem “Song of Summer” By Heart.
Return to your self, dear soul. Join us in learning John O’Donohue’s poem “For One Who Is Exhausted, A Blessing” By Heart.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns William Blake’s ‘The Tyger’ By Heart. And shares a tiger poem by Newbery-winner Nancy Willard too.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns a little wisdom poetry By Heart—’Dippold the Optician’ from Edgar Lee Masters’ ‘Spoon River Anthology.’
Join author Megan Willome as she learns Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s ‘Snow-flakes’ By Heart.