Workshops and Seminars

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR 2022

 

BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK TO SHIFTPOETRY GATHERINGS

Sunday September 18th, 2022
2pm to 4pm PCT / 5pm – 7pm EST

In person and on ZOOM

IN PERSON  at ShiftPoetry Center West 

579 Erskine Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Street parking abundant but read the signs.

Please come with pen and pad and an open heart.

VIA ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8327845963

Meeting ID: 832 784 5963
Passcode: 405489

Please sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

In particular this Fall, Howard and Barbara cannot wait to see you!!

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PAST WORKSHOPS 

 

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April is National Poetry Month
&
ShiftPoetry is celebrating with in person sessions on both East and West Coasts

Join us to sprint write in real time based on provocative and fun prompts – then share by reading out loud.

Open your hearts and express yourself in a safe and creative space.

In New York City
Sunday April 24th, 2022
from 2-4pm ShiftPoetry session

Featuring both Howard Kern & Barbara Ligeti in person

910 West End Avenue, Suite 6F
New York, NY 10025

 

In Los Angeles
Saturday, April 30th, 2022
from 3-5pm ShiftPoetry session

Featuring both Howard Kern& Barbara Ligeti in person

579 Erskine Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Street parking abundant but read the signs.

Info for Zoomers –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8327845963
PW if you need it:  405489

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

Howard and Barbara cannot wait to see you!

 

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Celebrate Women

Saturday, March 19th, 2022
In person and on Zoom
1-3 PM Pacific Coast Time (4-6pm EST)

March is a month to celebrate Women. I, Barbara, am a woman and have decided to celebrate myself as well as a huge bouquet of glorious women in my life – many in our ShiftPoetry circle!! We also celebrate the men who appreciate us.

Please join us at the home of ShiftPoetry to write about celebrating great women, the great guys who support them/us, and let’s learn to celebrate OURSELVES.


We are making it through very hard times. We are making amazing contributions during wartime, a time of dis-ease and trauma. The result is our creation of a GREAT NOW. A time to make a difference and fill the world with love and hope.

Don’t miss this opportunity to create a great day, and a great future.

In the backyard at Howard and Barbara’s –

579 Erskine Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Street parking abundant but read the signs.

Info for Zoomers –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8327845963
PW if you need it:  405489

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

Howard Kern and Barbara Ligeti cannot wait to see you!!

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Write Freely In a Time of Book Banning

Saturday, February 26th, 2022
In person and on Zoom
1 – 3PM PST 

Come write with an open heart

Featured guest Stephen Fife
author of new ShiftPoetry Press offering

 

PS – It’s the author’s birthday weekend & a celebration of this his 12th book we are privileged to publish


All ShiftPoetry books  available on site for sale.

Complementary birthday cake & other refreshments!!

In the backyard at Howard and Barbara’s –

579 Erskine Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Street parking abundant but read the signs.

Info for Zoomers –
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8327845963
PW if you need it:  405489

You must be vaccinated and have your masks for indoor/outdoor safety.

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Write freely about your emerging life in the style of our new hit publication


EMERGENCE, A WOMAN’S LIFE THROUGH POETRY AND MOTION

By Susan Cambigue Tracey with Paul Tracey

 

The Traceys will be with us.

Saturday, January 29th, 2022
1 – 3PM PST

In person ShiftPoetry outside, distanced, and celebratory.

In the backyard at Howard and Barbara’s –

579 Erskine Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Street parking abundant but read the signs.

Please come with pen and pad and an open heart.
Do be vaccinated and have your masks for indoor/outdoor safety.

There will be light refreshments but bring anything you might need for the duration.

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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PAST WORKSHOPS 2021 (AND BEFORE)

Two ShiftPoetry Sessions for the
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

and

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
5 – 7PM PST (which is 8-10 pm EST) 


Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Moving toward a beautiful Fall and Winter –

JOIN US FOR TWO CLASSIC SHIFTPOETRY™ SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4 – 6PM PST (which is 7-9 pm EST) 

and

Thursday, October 28, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions,

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30 per session
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Monday, August 30, 2021
4 – 6PM PST (which is 7-9 pm EST) 

JOIN US FOR A CLASSIC SHIFTPOETRY SESSION

Greet the end of summer with a sense of accomplishment – personal transformation – love and fun!!

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
3 – 6PM PST

BREATHE…AND REACH FOR THE SKY

Join Howard and Barbara in their backyard in Pacific Palisades (plenty of street parking),
Saturday, August 7th from 3pm until 6pm,
for our FIRST IN PERSON SHIFTPOETRY
™ SESSION SINCE EARLY MARCH OF 2020!

Be sure to sign up by texting 310 800 0440.
Call that number if you have questions

or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
4-6 pm PST (which is 7-9 pm EST)

TRAVEL: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

Embracing Life Wherever You May Be

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

 

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

FUN WITH FAMILY


Revisiting Childhood Adventures

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

 

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
4-6 pm PST (which is 7-9 pm EST)

HEADING TO A 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

Celebrate our country’s independence
& our own independence from Covid and other societal and personal restraints

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

PRIDE



Coming to the end of a month of PRIDE
Let’s keep it going.

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

 

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
4-6 pm PST (which is 7-9 pm EST)

CELEBRATE THE POWER OF A
FULL “FLOWER MOON”

a “super moon” and a solar eclipse

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

CELEBRATE MAY – A MONTH OF COMMENCEMENTS

Graduations from school
and the commencement of summer.

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

 

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
4-6 pm PST / 7-9 pm EST

CELEBRATE MOTHER EARTH

And all she holds

With words from the Heart

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

YAY – CELEBRATE NO TAXES FOR ANOTHER MONTH

Celebrate abundance and gratitude!

And the fact that the tax deadline is extended until May.

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To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

 

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
8 – 10PM PST

SWEET DREAMS WORKSHOP

Have trouble sleeping?  Don’t worry, just write. 

Come join us for a ShiftPoetry Workshop to honor Sleep Awareness Month.  Bring your pen, a pad, an open heart, and don’t forget your blankie.

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4-6 pm PST / 7-9 pm EST

ST PATTIE’S DAY WORKSHOP

Bring your Guinness or Bailey’s or Lucky Charms shot (the internet is loaded with nifty recipes for same) or near-beer – and let loose with words and feelings and our beautiful community – and toast to “love all around.”

Let’s celebrate things opening up and in person community making a comeback!

And let’s take the lessons of less is more into our busy future!

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
8 – 10 pm PST
 / 11PM – 1AM EST

SEIZE THE MOMENT WORKSHOP

Don’t Wait to start living
Live now!
You can live every moment
Of every day
In touch with the wonders of life!”

                                                    Thich Nhat Hanh

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4-6 pm PST / 7-9 pm EST

CELEBRATING FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras, Purim, and Acts of Random Kindness Day.

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
4 – 6PM PST / 7 – 9PM EST

FROM A TO Z – NEW WORDS FOR A NEW YEAR AND A NEW YOU

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language,
And next year’s words await another voice.”

                                                    T.S.Eliot

From Aspiration to Zeal, with an emphasis on Gratitude
Come prepared to discover a new vocabulary for 2021

To enroll, text your name and phone number to 310-800-0440
or email info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

Suggested donation $30
payable through venmo @Barbaraligeti
Or zelle to barbaraligeti@mac.com.

BOOKMARK THIS PAGE FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

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ShiftPoetry™
ZOOM WORKSHOPS IN 2020

Looking back at 2020:

Good-Bye 2020, Hello 2021

Prep for a New Year and a New Beginning
Tuesday, December 16th, 4-6pm PST (7-9pm EST)

To enroll, text your name and email address to 310-800-0440
or email your RSVP to info@ShiftPoetry.com
.

You will then be sent a Zoom link.
Workshops are Free but Donations are appreciated.
Please feel free to donate through Venmo – @Barbaraligeti.

Shine a New Light on the Holidays

Getting into the Holiday Spirit
in the Time of Covid-19

Thursday, December 3rd, 4-6PM PST (7-9pm EST)

 

Thanksgiving Prep Workshop

“No one dishes it out like family” –
Let’s talk about Gratitude and Gravy –
Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Time of Covid-19

Wednesday, November 17th, 4-6pm PST (7-9pm EST)

 

Honoring  Movember (No Shave November) –
Men’s Cancer Awareness Month

If prostate cancer is in your life – come to this workshop
Tuesday, November 10th, 4-6pm PST (7-9pm EST)

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you’ve had breast cancer, if you have it,
if someone you care for has it, or if it is simply a concern,
please join us for this Workshop
Tuesday, October 20th, 1:30- 3:30pm PST (4:30-6:30pm EST)

 

Recent in-person workshops:

ShiftPoetry™
TOTAL IMMERSION WORKSHOPS

OHM CENTER
New York City

Weekend of March 7th, 2020

WEST LOS ANGELES
(Mar Vista)

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

ShiftPoetry™ workshops consist of:

1. Meditation lead by Ligeti to “settle in and settle down” and to create a safe and loving supportive space to pursue the work.

2. Prompts generated and delivered by Kern – to inform “sprint writing” at ten minute intervals.

3. After writing – participants read aloud to the group. Because Kern’s prompts are designed to open the heart and leave the ego behind, much of what is written can be intimate and powerful. We say “what happens in ShiftPoetry™ stays in ShiftPoetry™. By the way much of what is written is exciting and fun.

4. On reading one’s work, the group then thanks the writer as we move on to the next participant. There are no critiques about the writing itself and no comments about content. We say that anything we write is perfect. Kern adds “perfectly imperfect” as a goal.

5. After we all share writings we have more cycles of writing and sharing. There may be surprise writing moments and word games to enliven the process.

6. After we are done there is ample opportunity to process what one has written and revealed – largely to self – both with Kern and Ligeti and with the group if that is desirable.

7. ShiftPoetry™ was initiated less than two years ago and in that period the process has helped so many people to heal, make positive life changes, heart based decisions that have had great personal affect.

And – for those who are professional writers or long to write to be published – their work is beautifully informed by this process. One of our ShiftPoetry™ regulars is having his first book of poetry published later this year. Others have enhanced their body of work.

Note that once you write in the room – spontaneously and without “correcting” or feeling self-conscious – you own your words and can tailor them for public consumption or publication. We have had ShiftPoetry™ participants seed books, one man shows, other forms of theatrical or literary writing.

But mostly we have had remarkable feedback about what fun and value the process brings into our lives. Jay Levin, creator of the highly respected LA WEEKLY has called this work “a most valuable tool for work and life.” ShiftPoetry™ has been called “a freeing experience” which fills any room with “generosity, love and community.”

COMING SOON – THE WHOLE STORY OF THE CREATION OF SHIFTPOETRY™

For more information/questions, call or text
Barbara Ligeti
310-800-0440

FUTURE CLASSES BI-MONTHLY

Check back here or contact Barbara for locations and future deals.

We want everyone to practice ShiftPoetry™ to find true self, peace, prosperity and happiness.You can copyright your poems and publish them on our website if you wish.

We also provide coaching for all kinds of writing, publishing, performing, seeing your work go from page to book, stage, screen, lecture circuit. You can write lyrics, copy, mix words with other media from art to movement.

ShiftPoetry™ began hosting seminars and workshops in Mar Vista, CA in April of 2018. Since then we have presented in Massachusetts, in New York State and City, in Los Angeles, Wellington, New Zealand, Hydra, Greece, on the road in Vietnam – and are open to traveling anywhere to help you to “improve your life one stanza at a time™” with ShiftPoetry™.  We have a training program for facilitators.

*Note- – new price structure for 2021 will include monthly rates as well as one time rates and first time discount. Some scholarships available.