Mixing with saints and scholars, the sea and the sky, is good for the soul. Sending this out to update you on the my whereabouts, and why no one will see me on the road in the US from September to January.  Last Saturday, Sue and I, along with Sheryl and Jon Shenk began a month in Ireland, co-leading two 14-day spiritual pilgrimages.  We traveled the first week to Corrymeela Community, Northern Ireland's oldest peace  and reconciliation organization and residential and retreat centre.

Giant's Causeway

On September 28th I'll fly to Durham,  England to begin three months as an artist in residence at St John’s College at Durham University.  My responsibilities do not include teaching, rather I’m to be a part of the community, be available for conversations—to spend time thinking talking, dreaming about possible projects and direction. It’s a remarkable gift and I am grateful for the opportunity.

From the school, “Of course, one of the important things to emphasize is that the purpose of the College having Visiting Fellows is to be able to gift you with time, space and flexibility for your own development, writing and research. It’s not just for us to have you to put things on (though we are definitely looking forward to some of the things you have offered). It’s also to allow you the space to sit, think, relax, talk with others, use the library, and develop vision for your own projects and shows.”

I'll hit the ground running when I get back in January, so call or email Valerie if you have interest in participating in one of our campaigns or want to bring one of our shows to your community. Look forward to connecting in 2019!

With Love from Ireland,


Valerie - office@tedandcompany.com 540-560-3973

Corrymeela Ballycastle, Ireland

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