Transformation in Life's Transitions


  • Silverwattle Quaker Centre 1063 Lake Road Bungendore, NSW, 2621 Australia

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Led by Anne Zubrick and Liz Mackinlay

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.

Course fee: $512 (single), $472 (twin/double) including all food, accommodation and tuition. Register here

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Course code: TIT17

About the Course Leaders

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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.

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Liz Mackinlay is a registered nurse and a priest in the Anglican Church of Australia. She was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies at St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra, until the end of 2012. She is an adjunct Professor in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University.