Carrie Newcomer sings of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Newcomer’s appearance will feature her recent release, The Point of Arrival.
She says it is about “living in times where we are asked to be better people than we ever thought we would need to be…In times like these, where do we find our grounding?
I’ve been an activist all my adult life. But anger only gets you so far. And fear only gets you so far—then you burn out or you get immobilized. What we need to ask is: Where is my true compass? What’s true north?
As we walk through troubled times together—whether they’re politically troubled times or our own personal troubled times—how do we keep walking with a strong center and a spiritual grounding?”
Newcomer performs in concert with pianist Gary Walters
University Congregational United Church of Christ,
4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Tickets may be purchased through >>Brown Paper Tickets.
$30 suggested admission, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Newcomer will also offer a workshop
Saturday, September 28 from 9am – 12pm.
Newcomer will also offer a workshop: The Beautiful Not Yet — Living with Hope in Hard Times. Through poetry, writing, song, & reflection, Newcomer invites us to explore the personal stories and community practices that keep us resilient and able to act.
Registration fee for the workshop is on a sliding scale, to assure access for people of all incomes, with full price enrollment at $65. Enrollment is limited to 30 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up through Brown Paper Tickets.
Rolling Stone declares that: “Newcomer’s material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.”
The Austin-American Statesman terms her voice “an instrument as dark, rich, and luscious as Godiva chocolate.”
As a contemplative Quaker, she has emerged as a prominent voice for inclusive spirituality. Newcomer collaborates closely with the author Parker Palmer on powerful responses to our fractured time.
Newcomer’s appearance is produced by Spirit Workshops, a cooperative of spiritually curious people who learn and act together.
Additional support comes from the Adult Education Endowment of University Congregational United Church of Christ.
For more information, call (206) 525-2322 or gro.ccuytisrevinu@spohskrowtirips