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April 2019

Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Melbourne, AU

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clemenger Theatre, 180 St Kilda Rd.
Southbank (Melbourne), Victoria 3006 Australia
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Friday, April 26th, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: The School of Life Ticket purchase link Venue: Clemenger Theatre, 180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of…

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Come of Age: Author Reading & Reportage ~ Blue Mountains, AU

April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kindlehill Steiner School, 8 Lake St.
Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2782 Australia
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: Vicky Puig, Email: vicky@livinghands.com.au Venue:  Kindlehill Steiner School, 8 Lake St. Wentworth Falls NSW 2782, Australia Ticket purchase link Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Sydney, AU

April 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir St.
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010 Australia
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Sunday, April 28th, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: The School of Life Ticket purchase link Venue: NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Christchurch, NZ

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road
Halswell, Christchurch 8025 New Zealand
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 (7-9pm) - Ticket link: here Host: Sarndra Fowler, Email: info@sarndrafowler.co.nz, Phone: 021-826672 Venue: Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch, 8025, New Zealand Facebook Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it…

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May 2019

Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Auckland, NZ

May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: Carole Mahood, nztour2091@yahoo.com, Tel.: 0220689182 Ticket purchase: registration link here Venue: t.b.c Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded.…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Wellington, NZ

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Friday, May 3rd, 2019 (7-9pm) - Consider attending Stephen's day long talk on Saturday, May 4th. Host: Carole Mahood, nztour2091@yahoo.com, Tel.: 0220689182 Ticket purchase link Venue: Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street, Te Aro Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen. …

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Come of Age: day long talk ~ Wellington, NZ

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (10-4pm) - Consider attending Stephen's evening talk on Friday, May 3rd. Host: Carole Mahood, nztour2091@yahoo.com, Tel.: 0220689182 Ticket purchase link Venue: Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street, Te Aro Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And…

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Elderhood Immersion ~ North Stradbroke Island, Australia

May 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - May 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Monday, May 6th (10am) - Friday, May 10th, 2019 (2:30pm) Ticket purchase link here How days will flow: link 1. All Event info found here - (link to event page) 2. Host: Pacific Earth School (live link to www.thepacificvillage.com) 3. Email: billa@thepacificvillage.com or phone +61406776946 to request a payment plan or questions beyond the scope of the event page Venue: Point Lookout Community Hall, Dickson Way, Point Lookout, QLD,…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Mullumbimby, AU

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley St
Mullumbimby, New South Wales 2482 Australia
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Friday, May 10th, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: RENEW Fest, connect@renewfest.org.au - RenewFest Facebook event (link here) Ticket purchase link Venue: Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482, Australia Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ RENEW Fest, Mullumbimby, AU

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (in the afternoon) Host: RENEW Fest, connect@renewfest.org.au host ticket purchase link coming soon - This is Australia’s festival of ecological, economic and social renewal in the heartland of Byron Shire, fourth year on Mothers Day weekend, 10-12 May 2019. Venue: RENEW Festival, Mullumbimby, Australia - details forthcoming - http://renewfest.org.au - RenewFest Facebook event (link here) Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Nimbin, AU

May 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuntable Community Hall, Upper Tuntable Falls Road
 Nimbin, NSW 2480 Australia
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Sunday, May 12th, 2019 (7-9pm) Ticket purchase link Venue: Tuntable Community Hall, Upper Tuntable Falls Road, Nimbin, NSW, 2480 Australia Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ London, UK

May 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St James’s Church, 197 Picadilly, St. James's
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Monday, May 20th, 2019 (6:30-8:30pm) Host: Alternatives London, Email:  info@alternatives.org.uk, Phone: 020 7287 6711 Ticket link: Eventbrite (£20; £15 concession) Event page link: here  Venue: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL, United Kingdom Facebook link Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters.…

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Orphan Wisdom School: People Come From Away ~ overseas class (3/4)

May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Llanrhian Community (Church) Hall Llanrhian, (St David's), Pembrokeshire, Wales SA62 5BG United Kingdom

This class is closed to new scholars, this session is for scholars who have come to be known as 'People Come From Away'. SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Llanrhian, Wales SESSION 2 of 4: May 30 - June 3rd, 2018 in Árneshreppur, Iceland SESSION 3 of 4: May 22-26, 2019 in Llanrhian, Wales 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…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Dublin, IR

May 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road
Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Monday, May 27th, 2019 (7-9pm) Host: Seminars Ireland, Jane Stephenson, info@seminars.ie Ticket link Event page link Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland Facebook link: coming Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance…

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June 2019

Come of Age: day long talk ~ Stroud

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trinity Rooms, Field Road
Stroud, Gloucestershire Gl5 2HZ United Kingdom
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"Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson Saturday, June 1st, 2019 (10am-4pm) Host: details coming Ticket link: coming Event page link: coming Venue: Trinity Rooms, Field Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Gl5 2HZ Facebook link: coming Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson | book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Portsmouth, UK

June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street
Portsmouth, PO1 3BS United Kingdom
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25.50£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery: Brighton, UK

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Market, 11A Upper Market St.
Brighton, BN3 1AS United Kingdom
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£25.00

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Totnes, UK

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Civic Hall, High Street
Totnes,
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26.87£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: London, UK

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road
London, W14 9DA United Kingdom
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26.87£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Canterbury, UK

June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road
Canterbury, CT1 2BT United Kingdom
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26.87£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Edinburgh, UK

June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Pl
Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
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26.87£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Bristol, UK

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Bristol, Great George St
Bristol, BS1 5RR United Kingdom
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26.87£

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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2019 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Fishguard, UK

June 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Gawun, West St
Fishguard, SA65 9AD United Kingdom
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£18.00

These are nights in which love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They're quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there:…

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Come of Age – The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble ~ ON

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

"Getting older is inevitable; becoming an elder is a skill. Where is that difference to be learned? " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW June 20-23, 2019 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below) The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines are deepening.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: It's getting worse. And worse:   We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. In a time like…

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July 2019

Orphan Wisdom Apprenticeship

July 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Saturday July 27-Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Orphan Wisdom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada (details below) Apprenticeship went the way of old courtesy in most working environments long ago. But apprenticeship is an old courtesy. It was there in the Mystery Schools, in the guild halls, in any place people were willing to marry discipline to the desire for understanding, to sire purposeful lives, achieved and contemplative lives that were indivisible from their daily lives. Discipline: The uncommon rigour of thought and act that…

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August 2019

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People of the Big Tent ~ 2019 summer

August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

PROPOSED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED: Wednesday, August 21st - Sunday August 25th, 2019 - likely followed by a dinner & performance on Sunday, Aug.25th  - ticket purchase link to follow PEOPLE OF THE BIG TENT Graduate Scholars Only Old Woman's People met Old Man's People who met River's People who met Red Sand White Sand People who met People of Silver & Salt who merged with People of the Western Tent who met People of Mountain Longing who met People Gathered by the…

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Come of Age: Meditations from the World Tree, Withered ~ Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada
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The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble "Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. Event: Aug 28th - Sept 1, 2019 - Hollyhock event link Host: Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia Call Hollyhock…

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October 2019

Orphan Wisdom School Graduate Class- People Come Through Rain & Rune meet People by the Times Begotten ~ 2019 fall

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Golden Lake (Deacon), Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

First Graduate Class: People Come Through Rain & Rune meet People by the Times Begotten Wednesday, October 2nd - Sunday 6th, 2019 We would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible proneness to learning unwelcome things about what they know, and proneness to life, appear. Now you are scholars who have completed your first 4 sessions. You have provoked weddings and…

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