Orphan Wisdom School: Come From Away ~ overseas class
May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
This is a closed class
for scholars known as ‘People Come From Away’.
SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Wales
SESSION 2 of 4: May 30 – June 3rd, 2018 in Árneshreppur, Iceland
SESSION 3 of 4: May 22-26, 2019 location to be determined
SESSION 4 of 4: spring 2020 date and location to be determined
To all those who have subtly and ferociously petitioned, pleaded for and pointedly required some incarnation of the Orphan Wisdom School over on your side of the Atlantic:
Please know first that I am honoured and complimented deeply by your requests. I make no claim that anything I have been granted or entrusted with, wrangled from the mystery play that is my little corner of this vast world in a troubled time, could or should be in any way translatable or of consequence to anyone not of my place and my days. As it is, I and those who come to most of the events I do on this side of the ocean have considered making use of a spontaneous translator (such is the challenge of considering unlikely or unwelcome things), though that might become a mystery play itself. So far though, wisdom and budget have prevented it, and so we soldier on, translation-free.
I have turned the idea of having a School out beyond the borders of this country this way and that over the last few years, and whatever reluctance I have about it all has been overturned and undone by your kindness and your steady voice. So, let’s have some never yet seen incarnation of an Orphan Wisdom School* in your territory. The times seem to warrant it.
One caveat, only one: Mine will be the voice of someone ‘come from away’, riding the whale road, sojourning and pilgrimaging back now after many generations gone. That will change things, deepen things, consequence things. I would bring this particular and ramshackling orphan wisdom among you in a way I could not do so here. So whatever you may have heard from those in the school now, know that much of it will be ionized and italicized by my crossing back over the waves to bring something of merit and mystery to you.
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
Founder and Principal Instructor of The Orphan Wisdom School
NOTE this is a closed class, open only to scholars of Come From Away: contact us.
*The only fair way we have found to manage registrations is as follows: your place in this new class of the Orphan Wisdom School can only be held and secured by full payment of the tuition for the year. Please read the school registration thoroughly in particular the tuition and refund policy, so there are no misunderstandings.