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Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

A Poetry & Gratitude Journal Course

There’s spontaneity, creativity, wonder and joy when you allow yourself to talk to strangers in unexpected places. Author Marg Gibbs shares personal stories, poetry and activities to reflect upon in this book on connection with others. Divided into 12 chapters covering topics from travel, art, food and loneliness, Conversations with Strangers showcases beautiful photographs taken by Marg to inspire and motivate the reader.

Marg Gibbs shares her knowledge as a grandma, wife, teacher and friend to many.

Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs

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Conversations with Strangers by M.J. Gibbs


There is joy in unexpected encounters and conversations with everyday strangers. Author Marg Gibbs offers personal narrative, poems, activities and reflections on topics like travel, loneliness, quietude, empathy and more.
In a friendly and personable style, this book allows the reader to uncover more truth about themselves and others. 

PAGES: 162 Full Colour

Course Includes

  • PDF and MP4 files only

The Modules

A Poetry Journal - Module One

The basics of poetry. Why write poetry? Why journal?
Discoverthe different types of poems to connect your emotions.

 Audio: The Shark, E.J. Pratt; Names by Michelle Taylor; Today by Mary Oliver

A Poetry Journal - Module Two

Bite into a poem. How to start. What ingredients do you need?
Look at some bite sized gems.

Audio: Rhyme by Elizabeth Coatsworth; Roger the Dog by Ted  Hughes; Grandpa , Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan.

A Poetry Journal - Module Three

Daily reflections & gratitude.
What others say?
What can you write about?

A Poetry Journal - Module Four

Audio:   Poetry Appreciation. Listening and reflection of various poems.

A Poetry Journal - Module Five

My Journal – Silver linings. Creating something unique for me.

A Poetry Journal - Module Six
A community Journal – how to reach out to others through writing. Types of journals that reflect community. Questions to answer. Activities for children and adults.
Audio: A Poem read aloud for bedtime Northwest Passage Goodnight, Shadow March, In Port by Robert Louis Stevenson
MJ Gibbs

About the Tutor

Marg Gibbs writes poems and stories for children. Her themes include communication, friendship, nature, family and courage. She has contributed to magazines, anthologies and the local Hinterland Times in Mapleton. Marg’s love of verse began with Dylan Thomas, Under Milkwood and extended into her long teaching career in secondary education.

M.J. Gibbs
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