Tell about it.
“Reading Oliver’s poems could feel like a form of praying, it was prayer we could share.” ~The Chicago Tribune
Mary Oliver (1935-2019) is one of America’s most beloved poets. She won both the National Book Award and the
Pulitzer Prize. Her observations of the natural world described in plain language and great detail celebrate nature
and encourage us to open our eyes and become observers, too. She inspires us and challenges us to live fully our
“one wild and precious life.” Oliver’s contemplative poems open our minds and hearts to beauty and wisdom.
Bring a favorite Mary Oliver poem and join other fans to celebrate her life and work.
Elizabeth Ann Gates, M.Ed, M.A.R.
May 9 (Th)
$35 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Elizabeth Ann Gates, M.Ed., M.A.R., has dedicated her career to education and leadership. She first developed
her talent for curriculum design as a public school educator in Houston, and then became a nonprofit leader
in Austin where she developed educational programs for adults and children statewide. She is an experienced
teacher and facilitator with specialized training in Appreciative Inquiry and questioning strategies. Always
curious and a lifelong learner, Elizabeth Ann delights in reading poetry and sharing it with others. She is currently
participating in Seton Cove’s Leadership Pilgrimage.