Passion and Peace Special Offer 2

List Price: $99.80

Print$58.95

Diane Tucker Ray McGinnis Susan McCaslin Carolyn Cowan Karen Close

ISBN: PSO2

We have assembled a package of 3 important books that explore creativity at a special, affordable price. Writing the Sacred ($24.95) Creative Aging ($24.95) Arousing the Spirit ($24.95)  

With: Passion & Peace ($24.95)

Diane Tucker, Compiler

Diane Tucker was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1996, Nightwood Editions published her first book of poems, God on His Haunches, which was shortlisted for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has since published two more book of poems, Bright Scarves of Hours (2007, Palimpsest Press) and Bonsai Love (Harbour, 2014) and a young adult novel, His Sweet Favour (Thistledown Press, 2009). Her poems have been published in Canada and abroad in more than 60 journals. In 2013. Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre produced her first full-length play, Here Breaks the Heart:the Loves of Christina Rossetti. Tucker lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Ray McGinnis, Author

Ray McGinnis is a poet and psalm enthusiast and has written in journals all his life. He has taught over 3000 people how to write prayers, poetry, and autobiographies, all the while guiding them to bring their whole heart, mind and spirit to the process.

Susan McCaslin, Author

Susan McCaslin is a Canadian poet and Thomas Merton scholar who has published 15 volumes of poetry, including several long sequences on Thomas Merton. Susan is a Wood Lake author of a volume of essays titled Arousing the Spirit: Provocative Writings (Wood Lake Books, 2011). Her most recent volume of poetry is Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna Publications, 2017). Previous volumes include Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne (Quattro Books, 2016) and Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011)The latter was short-listed for the BC Book Prize (Dorothy Livesay Award) and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award (Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award). McCaslin has published critical essays on Merton in The Merton Seasonal, The Merton Annual, Thomas Merton: Monk on the Edge (The Thomas Merton Society of Canada), Merton and Hesychasm (Fons Vitae), and We Are Already One: Thomas Merton’s Message of Hope; Reflections to Honour His Centenary (1915–2015). Her recent memoir is Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga (Inanna, 2014). She resides in Fort Langley, British Columbia with her husband, Mark, where she initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project as part of a successful campaign to save an endangered rainforest along the Fraser River. www.susanmccaslin.ca

Carolyn Cowan, Editor

Carolyn Cowan is an editor of the Sage-ing with Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude journal. She is also the editor of Creative Aging. She's a student of poetry and likes to paint in herspare time. She's a regular volunteer with Hospice House in Kelowna. Although Carolyn lived abroad and in Toronto for many years, the West with its prairies and mountains are in her bones. She's a daughter of the West.

Karen Close, Editor

Karen Close is an editor of the online journal Sage-ing with Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude. She is a painter and author of two books. Unfinished Women: Seeds From My Friendship With Reva Brooks chronicles Close's friendship with aging Canadian photographer Reva Brooks. Spirit of Kelowna: A Celebration of Art and Community profiles a community art project. Teaching English and Visual Arts for 27 years gave Karen a deep appreciation for the healing benefits of creative expression. Retirement in 1995 gave her the opportunity to meet vibrant senior Canadian artists and to hear their stories. She resolved to share her discoveries, to advocate for the arts in healthcare, and to seek others whose experiences are testimony to how creative expression is a path to self actualization. In 2005, Karen presented at the international conference of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Edmonton, Alberta, and in 2006 at the Canadian Society for Education through Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The benefits of her heART Fit classes in spontaneous process painting, initiated in 2008, have been profiled on CBC radio. In 2011 Karen created the online journal Sage-ing with Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude www.sageing.ca to expand awareness of creative aging.