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Hello, my name is Valerie A. Szarek. I’m an award-winning performance poet and musician, energy healer, Shamanic Practitioner and ceremonialist. I teach soul- centered writing workshops and host poetry events. I’ve been a leather-working artisan since 1973. On this site you will find my performance and class schedules as well as other events of note, links to my books, CD’s and other items for sale, and some recordings of music and readings.
I live in Louisville, Colorado, and have owned and operated Breezy Mountain Leather since 1973, where I build handbags with stone-inlays. I call them “Healings to carry” as they are supportive and strong energetically and help keep people connected to your own strength and soul. I also make custom folios, book covers, wallets, etc.
I am finding myself more pulled towards words and music as these sacred containers, finding I can reach more people in a healing way through these avenues. Spirit has handed me this gift to share. My poetry is an invitation to go on a journey with me. It is accessible, clear, easy to follow and understand. We are in this walk together.