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liberate the
creative spark

Winston-Salem, NC
03.22-24.2019

 
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Art . faith . culture

the breath & the clay

is a creative arts gathering exploring the intersections of art, faith & culture. The weekend event features keynote speakers, performances, workshops and our curated Art Gallery hosted by CIVA.

 
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presenters

 
  Stephen Roach  is the pioneering visionary of  The Breath & the Clay  creative arts movement and host of the  Makers and Mystics  podcast. He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, public-speaker and poet. His cinematic-folk band  Songs of Water  has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists  Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan, Sean Feucht  and many others.  Stephen travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God. He has taught as a guest speaker at  The 18 Inch Journey  and  Selah Ministries Creative Worship Schools . He served as Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Director for  Awake Church  in Winston Salem, NC. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Greensboro, NC, with their two beautiful children, Evangelyn Belle and Isaac Brighton.

Stephen Roach is the pioneering visionary of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement and host of the Makers and Mystics podcast. He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, public-speaker and poet. His cinematic-folk band Songs of Water has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan, Sean Feucht and many others.

Stephen travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God. He has taught as a guest speaker at The 18 Inch Journey and Selah Ministries Creative Worship Schools. He served as Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Director for Awake Church in Winston Salem, NC. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Greensboro, NC, with their two beautiful children, Evangelyn Belle and Isaac Brighton.

Stephen Roach

  Josh Garrels  has spent more than a decade crafting music that cuts clean through. Resting in the space between accessibility and honesty, Garrels’ songs wrestle with and celebrate the mystery of faith with authenticity and heart. Cultivating a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop, Garrels’ music explores themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation.

Josh Garrels has spent more than a decade crafting music that cuts clean through. Resting in the space between accessibility and honesty, Garrels’ songs wrestle with and celebrate the mystery of faith with authenticity and heart. Cultivating a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop, Garrels’ music explores themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation.

Josh Garrels

  Emily P. Freeman   A writer, creative director, and spiritual mentor who helps create space for the soul to breathe so people can walk in step with their calling. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and Grace for the Good Girl as well as Graceful and A Million Little Ways. She's been writing online for over 10 years and is the co-founder of a growing community for writers at hopewriters.com.

Emily P. Freeman

A writer, creative director, and spiritual mentor who helps create space for the soul to breathe so people can walk in step with their calling. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and Grace for the Good Girl as well as Graceful and A Million Little Ways. She's been writing online for over 10 years and is the co-founder of a growing community for writers at hopewriters.com.

Emily P. Freeman

  Amena Brown  is an author, spoken word poet, speaker, and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, GA.

Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker, and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, GA.

Amena Brown

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More to come. Stay tuned!