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John Roedel

Poet. Writer. Comic. Storyteller. Terrible Dancer.

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John Roedel is a comic who unexpectedly gained notability as a writer and poet through his heartfelt Facebook conversations that went viral and became an Amazon best-selling book titled, Hey God. Hey John.

 

He is the author of five books—Hey God. Hey John, Any Given SomedayUntied: The Poetry of What Comes Next, Remedy, and his latest work, Upon Departure, which explores through poetry the concept of our grief as a natural wonder that terraforms the landscape of our world in increments.

 

Offering a sincere and very relatable look at his faith crisis, mental health, personal struggles, perception of our world, and even his fashion sense, John's writing has been shared millions of times across social media and lauded by fans and readers worldwide. He teaches at universities and retreat centers across the US, blending his trademark comedy with creative exercises, journaling, dialogue, and introspection to help people fearlessly embrace and share their personal stories.

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  • Dec 08, 9:00 AM – Dec 10, 9:00 AM
    Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA
    Join John Roedel for a high-energy program that guides you to tell the authentic story of your life. With his trademark comedy, emotive style, and obsession with keeping his presentations interactive, John shares his own journey while offering his wisdom on how you can share yours as well.
  • Apr 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 PM
    MISA (WEST), 100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Through journaling, group interaction, creative exercises, physical movement and hands-on activities, this high-energy experience with poet, writer, and comedian John Roedel provides you with the tools to tell your own story without fear of what the world will think of you.
  • Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Madeline Island School of the Arts, 978 Chebomnicon Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850, USA
    Through journaling, group interaction, creative exercises, physical movement and hands-on activities, this high-energy experience with poet, writer, and comedian John Roedel provides you with the tools to tell your own story without fear of what the world will think of you.
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