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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Carrie Newcomer at The Well on May 12

Grammy winning artist Carrie Newcomer comes to Queen Anne UMC's "The Well, a gathering place for conversation" on May 12. At 2 PM she leads a workshop called "Our Lives as Sacred Story." At 7:30 PM she performs a concert. Both in the sanctuary. All are welcome (the workshop is capped at 30 people).

In "Our Lives as Sacred Story" (2-4 PM) Carrie invites participants to explore and honor the depth, grace, and wonder of their personal stories. The workshop uses conversation, exploratory writing, group and individual experiences designed to facilitate a spiritual framing of daily life. It is a safe and encouraging workshop. Whether you have a history of writing or whether you are interested in exploring new ways to tell your spiritual story, you will find this workshop welcoming. Reserve your place now. The workshop is limited to 30 people. It, like the concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

In the evening concert (7:30-9:00 PM), Carrie, her guitar, and her musical partner Gary will use music to open up the sacredness of the world. Described by Barbara Kingsolver as "poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace" as well as being labeled "a soaring songstress" by Billboard, Carrie won a Grammy for her song "I Should've Known Better" recorded by Nickel Creek. She has toured with Alison Krauss and collaborated with Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2009 and 2011, Carie was invited to tour India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. Her most recent recording is called "Everything is Everywhere" and features the master of the Indian classical sarod Amjad Ali Khan. She is currently collaborating with Parker Palmer in retreats based on his book "Healing the Heart of Democracy." The concert is free with ticket required for admission and a suggested $10 donation.

For either the concert or the workshop, please email thewellqueenanne@gmail.com or call at 206-282-4307.

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