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Love Holds You Poetry Book Launch

with Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Monday, May 8, 2023

7-8pm Ireland

2-3pm Eastern

11am-12pm Pacific

Program Description

Join Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil for a free event on the eve of publication for Christine’s third collection of poems titled Love Holds You: Poems and Devotions for Times of Uncertainty.

Help Christine celebrate this new birthing by joining us for a delightful hour of poetry and song. There will be an opportunity to win a free copy of the book as well.

There is no charge for this event but we would be most grateful if you would pre-order your copy of Love Holds You: Poems and Devotions for Times of Uncertainty in advance of the event to help support poetry to continue flourishing. You can register to receive the Zoom link below. A recording will be posted to our website following the event.


Your Guides for the Journey


Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE is the online Abbess for Abbey of the Arts, a virtual monastery and global community integrating contemplative practice and creative expression. Her programs draw on the wisdom of the desert, Celtic, and Benedictine spiritual traditions as well as the joy of the expressive arts, embodied practice, and Earth-cherishing wisdom. Christine is the author of numerous books on spirituality and creativity, including three collections of poetry. She lives on the west coast of Ireland with her husband John and dog Sourney. Find out more about her here.

Simon de Voil playing guitar

Simon de Voil

Reverend Simon Ruth de Voil is an interfaith-interspiritual minister, sacred musician, spiritual counsellor, and chaplain. His sacred work—both musical and interpersonal—explores themes of the inner landscape of the soul, the enchantment of the natural world, and the healing power of spiritual practice. As a chaplain and counsellor, Simon helps individuals and groups connect sacred presence with everyday life. Simon is also a transgender activist and a luthier in training. Visit Simon’s website here.


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