The Haven Welcomes Oprah Author, Mark Nepo for Presentation and Workshop

Rachel Davey

The Haven

Monday, January 21 2013

Gabriola Island, British Columbia  –  Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Awakening, one of Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Ultimate Favorite Things’, is coming to The Haven, February 5–7, 2013 for an evening presentation and two-day workshop based on the #1New York Times Bestseller.

 Tickets are now available for the evening presentation on February 5, which will be a reading based on the themes of The Book of Awakening, followed by a question and answer session. Nepo will be joined for the presentation and the workshop by Victoria-based storyteller Margo McLoughlin. Tickets are $25 including tax and are available from The Haven (250 247 9211 ext. 0, or from Artworks. The presentation  will begin at 7pm in the Wong and McKeen Phoenix Auditorium at The  Haven.

 Registration for the two-day workshop opened last September and there are only a very few spots left. It runs from February 5-7 and includes the evening presentation. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit The Haven’s web site ( or contact the registration office by phone (250 247 9211 ext. 1) or by email (

 A poet and philosopher, Nepo has spent the last 35 years teaching poetry and spirituality all over the world. He has published 13 books and recorded eight audio projects, and his work has been translated into twenty languages. Nepo’s understanding of the journey of inner transformation and a life of relationship is a natural fit for The Haven, a center for personal growth where for 30 years people have learned to live their lives more fully and with deeper awareness of themselves and others.