Eco-Poetry

Location: Islington Ecology Centre London N5 1PH
Start Date: 18 October, 2009 at 02:00
Finish Date: 18 October 2009 at 04:00
Leader: Richard Meyers (View profile)
Cost: £no cost

The theme of this workshop is kinship. Poetry offers us a means whereby we can foster a deeper connection to the natural world. It has the potential to serve as a bridge to our innate kinship with all beings. The event will include reflection, a guided walk, simple writing exercises and hopefully, an increased appreciation of the natural world.

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The session will start within the Ecology Centre building. Beginning with some sharing by the facilitator, of what inspires and informs him in terms of this topic.

Sharing a love of poetry that goes back many years, combined with over 20 years experience working in Nature Conservation. The first part of the event will hopefully work as a pump primer, comprising a little of the work of well known writers such as Mary Oliver and Annie Dillard.

Next we will be trying out a couple of simple poetry writing exercises – these are tried and tested methods, used in the past with adults and school children and are unthreatening for beginners.

This will be followed by a walk around the Nature Reserve. Moving for the most part in silence and mindfully tuning in to what is there. At a fixed point we split up into groups, or (if preferred) working alone, we put pen to paper. Eventually we will be returning to the Ecology Centre building for a review of the event and an optional sharing of our work.

Categories: Meditation    Movement    Poetry   

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