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The Nature of Connection

Creative Writing. Nature Connection. Personal Enquiry.

 

Words from the Earth is the creation of acclaimed author, journalist and retreat leader, Caspar Walsh. The project brings together over thirty years of working with the natural world, creativity and contemplation. This trinity is used organically as a guide for personal and professional development with a clear and sensitive focus on individual and collective needs.

Available for: Mentoring, Training, Leadership Development (Personal, Organisational, Corporate), Retreats, Public Speaking and Performance.

 
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RETREATS

 

Mindfulness Creative Inquiry retreat

Flete Estate, South Devon

28 - 30 September 2018

Mindfulness Break

Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly

5 - 10 October 2018

 
 
 

Workshops & Performances

Mindful Man Book Launch

Ways with Words Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon

Saturday 7 July 2018 | 10.30am-12pm

Caspar will be launching his new book, The Mindful Man: Words from the Earth (Leaping Hare Press) with a spoken word performance, book discussion and book signing at Ways with the Words Festival in the Dukes Room of Dartington Hall in Devon.

 

Words from the Earth Creative Inquiry Workshop

Ways with Words Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon

Wednesday 11 July 2018 | 1030am-12pm

 

Mindful Masculinity with Caspar Walsh

Port Eliot Festival, 26-29 July 2018

Caspar will be exploring themes and experiences from his new book, The Mindful Man: Words from the Earth (Leaping Hare Press), which looks at what it is to be a conscious man in the 21st Century. The audience gets to choose the themes discussed. This will be followed by two workshops exploring mindfulness, nature connection (outdoors in the stunning grounds of the Port Eliot park) and creative writing. There will be a men-only workshop and a workshop for all genders. Co-created words will contribute to a spoken word performance.

Oxford Storytelling Festival

24-27 August 2018

Workshop dates and details to follow

Books

 
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Coming JUNE 2018

 

The Mindful Man

Words from the Earth press, festival and event enquiries

 
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Poetry

 

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...My eyes rise to the man made stars and my vision blurs into ecstatic blue and white beats
For these divine hours in this heavy music box we are each of us, connected
Whether one, five or twenty years apart
Whether agile body or busted bone
We each, in this moment move to the slide, thump, boom of the beat
Close our eyes and link the line...

— Excerpt from Sound and Vision
...Looks the part but sounds ridiculous
a hippy cowboy
rode in on a beat up Cadillac
long Hair, Roman nose, tanned skin -

cock sure grin
my father come visit
and all the kids
come running
— Excerpt from Strawberry God Head
...You feel the pain of a slowly ageing system
A consequence from so much love and hard cosmic graft
All to haul you through to this paradise
Where pain and death exist
In every moment of love
In every moment of arrival
In every moment of homecoming...

— Excerpt from Deathless
...And I see something else
A seam of gold running through you, through that black
Through random rising fire
From fear and trauma and the many numbers done on you
I see something else
I think you don’t, not always
Once never, now more
In this room, in each of your many eyes
I see it
Now more than ever
A seam of it
Gold
Running through you
So mine it, turn the coal in to gold...
— Excerpt from Black Seam