MIDWEEK Nov. 16: Cai Quirk | Nature Is Queer: Stories From the Forest (Hybrid Event)

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About this MIDWEEK practice

In this practice, Cai will share poems and stories that arose when seeking Spirit on journeys through dunes and forests. These go beyond the tales of the journeys themselves, instead inviting us to listen together to the stories that come from the streams and the stones and the trees when sitting in waiting worship. Cai will share stories out of the silence, followed by a time in small groups exploring what stories the land might be inviting each of us to learn.

Cai Quirk is a genderqueer/fluid artist who connects gender, mythology, restoryation, and nature-based spirituality through photos, poems, and stories. Cai’s work has been featured in Friends Journal, QuakerSpeak, and with many talks for Quaker communities around the country. You can learn more (including an upcoming book!) at caiquirk.com.

What is MIDWEEK?

In the Quaker tradition of Midweek (Wednesday) worship, Beacon Hill Friends House brings you MIDWEEK: Experiments in Faithfulness. This is a weekly, one-hour, facilitated spiritual practice with Quaker flavor and an experimental ethos. Each week, a guest facilitator engages us in a unique spiritual practice that is meaningful to them, and that we can bring into our own lives. 

MIDWEEK is always free and open to the public. If you'd like to support this program, you can make a donation here.

Event accessibility (covid policies are below): Beacon Hill Friends House is working on making our historic space accessible to everyone.

  • Automated Closed Captions will be available for all participants (on Zoom and in-person).

  • Physical space: This event will take place in our Parlor, which does not have a ground-level entrance. Our primary entrance is up a flight of stairs. If you would like to attend this event but need it to be held in a different space, please indicate so on your registration. ​​On the basement level, we have a single-user, all-gender bathroom with wall-mounted handrails and ample space for chairs and/or aides. We are not a scent-free space but tend to be low-scent.

Attending events in-person at BHFH

All MIDWEEK practices going forward are offered on Zoom and in-person at Beacon Hill Friends House. If you choose to attend in our space, here's what you need to know:

  • Covid policies: All in-person attendees are required to be up-to-date on vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask while inside. We ask for proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Masks will be available for those who forget them.

  • Getting to BHFH: Use the address "8 Chestnut St., Boston, MA, 02108" for navigation. We recommend taking public transit to get here: We are a short walk from every transit line in Boston. If you choose to drive in, paid street parking is available on Charles Street (and on Beacon Street before 6 pm). We also have parking passes available for $9 to the Boston Common Garage.

 

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