An evening of poetry with Lisa VanDamme
The goal of this talk is to help you fall in love – or more in love – both with poetry and with love itself. With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief. During this talk, you will see these facets illumined by such timeless poets as Tennyson, Donne, Millay, and Browning.
You will experience the power of poetry to sharpen our vision, intensify our feelings, deepen our souls, and expand our capacity to love.
Lisa VanDamme is the founder and director of VanDamme Academy, a private
K-8 school where she teaches literature to junior high students. After decades inspiring children with a love of reading, she recently embarked on a project to do the same for adults, starting an online book club titled “Read With Me.”
Lisa VanDamme is the founder and director of VanDamme Academy, a private K-8 school where she teaches literature to junior high students. After decades inspiring children with a love of reading, she recently embarked on a project to do the same for adults, starting an online book club titled “Read With Me.”
“It was a masterpiece. I didn’t want it to be over. I was so moved.”
“I expected an intellectual experience, but not such an emotional one. Lisa showed us how to glimpse the possible and grasp the eternal in love.”
“There should have been a cautionary note about applying one’s eye makeup only *after* this session… #mascaraface #tearjerker #amazing”
“I love poetry, but I love it more when I hear Lisa Vandamme speak of it.”
“I just want you to know, I sat in the very back, because I planned to leave after two minutes.
I couldn’t leave.”
“I’ve rarely been so happy to have tears streaming down my cheeks as I was this morning, moved by Lisa VanDamme’s inimitable presentation on love poetry. Thank you, Lisa, for touching our souls.”
I first presented Falling in Love with Poetry at a conference in July 2018, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. From those not in attendance I continue to receive questions about whether I will present it again.
Conference lecture halls are wonderful, but romantic poetry is best enjoyed in an intimate setting among a small group of kindred spirits eager to discuss and savor the experience together. Upon receiving such enthusiasm… I have decided to take the talk on tour.
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I hope to meet you soon!