LEFT Weekend Gathering 2019

LEFT Weekend Gathering 2019

When: Friday, 24 May 2019 5:00PM  |  Where: Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore, WORCS, WR10 3NB

LEFT WEEKEND GATHERING 2019
led by ROSIE MILES
​HOLLAND HOUSE - Friday 24th May from 5 pm until Sunday 26th May after lunch, approx 2 pm

Loving (God) Fiercely: Lesbian Liturgies
As Elizabeth Stuart famously wrote in the opening Preface to Daring to Speak Love’s Name: A Gay and Lesbian Prayer Book (1992), “Liturgy is dangerous”.  Women and LGBTQ+ people have long been aware of how our lives and experiences are often rendered invisible in the words and rituals of received church liturgies. Conversely, we know the power of hearing ourselves named and speaking our own truths in spaces and places marked out for ‘worship’.  This weekend we will consider what makes for feminist/lesbian/queer liturgies with heart and soul, and we will create some of our own.  How can we “hear each other to speech” (as Nelle Morton said) to honour our relationships with each other and the divine?

Rosie Miles is a poet and academic.  She has taught English Literature for 20 years at the University of Wolverhampton and alongside her interests in Victorian literature, gender theories and contemporary poetry Rosie has long also had an interest in feminist and queer theologies. 

​With Nicola Slee she co-edited Doing December Differently: An Alternative Christmas Handbook (2006) and her poems/liturgies have appeared in numerous Wild Goose anthologies.  As a poet Rosie has been widely published in journals and her debut pamphlet was CUTS (HappenStance, 2015). 

​She likes radishes. And jelly. Though generally not together.

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