Drumming and Workshops

From: Shauna A.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:56 AM
Greetings drummers,
I'm passing this call for workshops along for a friend of mine who is organizing programming for the Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council's Ostara Festical on March 28th, 2010. She's looking for more workshop presenters, and she might be interested in something like a facilitated drum circle before or after the closing ritual.

My partner Mark and I are facilitating the closing ritual, and it will be in a participatory, ecstatic style with chanting and drumming, and we'd welcome the inclusion more drummers.

Blessings to all! Forwarded call for proposals below.


We are seeking potential workshops for Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council's Seventh Ostara Festival to be held on March 28th, 2010 in Milwaukee, WI.

Milwaukee's Ostara Festival celebrates the Spring Equinox and kicks off the Milwaukee Pagan Festival season- the time when the weather is better for coming out to see the community you are a part of, or expressing who you are spiritually to the outside world. This year there will be a provision of quality workshops, discussions, and seminars for the local pagan and alternative spiritual beliefs community.

The theme for workshops is "Seeds of Change." These seeds could be introducing new ideas or concepts; paths or traditions; and skills and knowledge within our community. These are the seeds that help us grow, and continue Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council's commitment to change, growth and education.

We would like the activities at Ostara to be participatory or inviting. We hope that participants will take what is shared at Ostara and share it with others through the seeding and growth of local groups or themselves.

For more information on Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council and its mission, check out http://www.milwaukeepuc.org.

Workshop Wishlist:
- Kids Activities
- Eco-Friendly Concepts (Sustainable Living, Nature Stewardship, Community Gardens)
- Green Magic
- Astrology
- Reiki
- Crafting
- Pagan Skills (Writing/performing rituals, Drumming, Singing/chanting/intoning, Estatic Trance, Meditation)
- Interpersonal Development
- Community Development

If you would be interested in presenting at Ostara, please submit an application at:

The application deadline is February 12th 2010, if your presentation is accepted you will be informed by February 14th with additional information.

In the mean time, if you have any questions, please contact:
Tori Danson, Workshop Coordinator
e-mail: [address removed]

Thanks in advance for your help and consideration or commitment.

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