Workshops for the Gathering

“In the In-Between”

Twenty five years, we are neither at the beginning nor the end. We live in the In-Between:
Earth and Sky, past and future, the community between us.

We are soliciting workshop presenters.  The planning committee for this year’s NC Gathering of Men, April 17-19, 2020, has been working since November to create our next men’s event and we are inviting you to help us. We plan to conduct two workshop sessions which will make it possible to provide between 12 and 14 workshops.

We trust that this year’s theme will have wide appeal and that it will provide the potential for inspiring lots of great workshops. As always what we do at the Gathering has the goal of  helping men build better lives. Workshops that further this mission are always welcome. We would like you to consider our theme for the weekend and let us know if you are moved to offer a workshop which relates to it or that otherwise might have generic appeal for our participants.

You may get some ideas watching, or re-watching, the TMC’s video “In the Safety of Men” (now viewed over 11,000 times and in 81 countries) about men’s reactions to past Gatherings.  Here are some topics from previous years’ workshops:

  • Male sexuality
  • Our fathers’ stories
  • Poetry and writing workshops
  • Forgiveness of ourselves and others
  • The dilemmas in our lives
  • Drumming
  • The value of play
  • Creating art or dance to depict our stories

Below is a form for you to submit your workshop plan.   You may want to partner with another participant to co-lead and that works well.  We look forward to you sharing your gift with other men.

My best,

Jim Neill