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Transformation in Life's Transitions

Led by Anne Zubrick

Mary Oliver in her poem The Summer Day asks: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Whatever our age and stage of life, we might sit with this question. Each of us has made, and will continue to make, life transitions—some of our choosing and making, others thrust upon us often unexpectedly and not of our choosing,

During this week at Silver Wattle we will invite participants to be curious: to explore and muse on life’s transitions (including some yet to come) through journaling, creative activities, music, conversation and reflection. The course is participatory and designed to suit adults at any age or stage of life.

Download the Transformation in Transitions course flyer for more detailed information


Anne Zubrick has served as clerk of WA Regional Meeting, a Friends School Board member for 8 years and Quaker in residence at the Friends School in Hobart. She has held senior academic positions in universities in Australia, USA, and several countries in Asia and holds a PhD in life course developmental psychology, as well as a recent masters degree in Ageing and pastoral studies. Ann is an adjunct professor in the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies. Charles Sturt University. Her spare time is taken up choral singing, cooking and entertaining.

Cost:  SWQC offers a sliding scale for the 6 day courses, to assist those who are unable to pay the standard registration rate

  • Standard registration (we hope most people will pay this amount) $699

  • Supporting registration (supports others so they can also attend) $759

  • Concession (for those who are on minimal incomes) $659

Note that Quakers may also seek support from their Local Meeting or Regional Meeting. Funds are set aside for this, so don’t be shy – it is an investment in the spiritual health of the Meeting.

If you need to be picked up from the Bungendore train station ($10 fee) or Canberra airport ($35 fee) please contact


Earlier Event: February 24
Sink Down to the Seed
Later Event: March 31
Easter Gathering