A Human Workplace: Olympia Meets October 26

“Through work, human beings earn for themselves and their families, make a difficult world habitable, and with imagination, create some meaning from what they do and how they do it.” – David Whyte, poet and author

Our public service can be difficult and heartbreaking, and it can be thrilling and heartwarming.

For millennia, poets have helped human beings take solace in struggles and joy in triumphs. We too can benefit from poetry. Whether we find ourselves confounded by or victorious in our work in this moment, a poet’s imagination can help us find meaning in our public service just as it is.

On Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, A Human Workplace: Olympia will gather at the Helen Sommers Building, 106 11th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98504, Room #G015 B&C.

We will reflect on and explore work through the medium of poetry. As always, our approach will be thought-provoking, accepting, interactive, challenging, and human-friendly. Take away insights and encouragement to inspire your work and sustain your public service.

No prior experience with poetry is necessary to participate and find value from this experience! :)

Please RSVP to reserve your space.

For questions about event access or to request accommodations please contact Renee Smith at 360-764-3166 or renee.smith@gov.wa.gov. Two weeks advance notice when possible will allow us to provide seamless access.