An Evening with David Whyte

09.13.2023 - Uncategorized

An Evening with Poet David Whyte

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

5-9:30 p.m.


471 Kanuga Chapel Drive – Hendersonville – 28739


Farm-to-Table “Dinner by the Lake” catered by Friends & Neighbors


Tickets: $125/person, limited to the first 50 seats sold


*Rain or shine

*Note, due to space limitations, we are unable to break this evening’s event up into individually ticketed offerings.


“An Evening with David Whyte”

5 p.m. Gathering with Cash Bar—Lakeside Pavilion

5:30 p.m. Farm to Table Dinner—Lakeside Pavilion

with sacred musician Simon de Voil

7 p.m. Plenary 3: David Whyte—Chapel

8:30 p.m. Book Signing: David Whyte—Fireplace Lounge


Farm to Table Dinner


The Experience

Welcome to a personal as well as communal evening with David Whyte, Catherine Meeks, Simon de Voil, and a host of creative leaders. 


The evening inspires immersion in Community, Creation, Spirituality, and Creativity. Follow the gravel path from our Main Lodge and step out on the Pavilion into a candlelit scene of simple delight. Enjoy your meal as we share readings and music from David’s poetry throughout, savoring each word in this magical evening.


The Menu

Our vision is to create a nostalgic, farm-to-table menu served family style, designed in an edible tablescape including appetizers and main items. Our menu blends food traditions from the American South and Ireland and is created in a way that encourages conversations about food, memories, and comfort. 



Tavern ham, pimento cheese with Irish cheddar, latesummer fruit, cornbread with sorghum butter, pickles & green garlic sunflower seed dip (vegan)


Braised chicken au jus, roasted root vegetables with apple cider and whole grain mustard, charred cabbage, dried beans, and winter greens


Apple cake, whiskey sorghum whip

Chocolate stout cake


Paired with local wines


The tables will be set with simple dried flowers, end-of-season zinnias, and fresh greenery. Our food will be served using vintage china and East Fork Pottery, which was founded by our event track facilitator Connie Matisse.


The Space

Lakeside Pavilion is an inviting, spacious, traditional wooden structure on the Kanuga Lake waterfront. Views over the water are of ancient pines, with a view of Mt. Pinnacle. The open-air pavilion invites us to appreciate breezes, birdsong, toads, and all the rejuvenative sounds of forest and water. A warm fire in the pavilion’s original stone fireplace, coupled with outdoor heaters, will ensure we are snugly situated within our sacred space.


The Readers

Jeanette Banashak

Claire Colombo

Simon de Voil

Ginger Huebner

Connie Matisse


Image by Bodi Hallett