GSV 2020 Virtual Fall Conference: Resilience through Recounting

For Men Who Love Men

September 24 - September 27

This fall, Gay Spirit Visions invites you to a COVID-19-compliant online gathering to connect as we are able. We come together to tell and to listen to one another’s stories, for stories, too, are a powerful medicine. Stories link us in networks of shared understanding if not always agreement. They help us learn about things we haven’t directly experienced. They make the uncomfortable a little more palatable when seen through the frame of familiar narrative structures. How are we weathering this storm? How is it familiar? How is it strange? Are there other stories that arise from our current situation that we want to give space to?

Events include keynote speaker Pádraig Ó Tuama, panels consisting of some of our best homegrown storytellers, an online variety show, an online silent auction, and opportunities for discussions in small groups. Circle ‘round. Listen up. What I have is a story…

Poet and theologian, Pádraig brings interests in language, violence and religion to his work. He presents Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios and also has the role of Theologian in Residence for On Being, innovating in bringing art and theology into public and civic life. Pádraig travels widely, lecturing and leading retreats, and he publishes both poetry and prose.

In our registration system, select Other Retreats then select your 'GSV 2020 Virtual Fall Conference: Resilience through Recounting' package


  • Program: September 24 – 27, 2020

  • 3 full days of virtual offering (Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon)


Program Fee:

  • This virtual offering has a mandatory program fee of $50. This fee will cover the cost of our keynote speaker and other expenses. GSV encourages participants to make an additional donation to The Mountain in thanks for their many years of being our host. 


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