Catastrophe, Recovery, Poetry
How do we deal with pandemics, lockdown, bushfires & climate change?
In this two-hour workshop you will delve into how poetry can help us to address the challenges and concerns of the present, and how poets from other eras dealt with the catastrophes of their times.
Be inspired and learn new techniques - see your own work in a new light!
Whether you're a practicing poet looking to deepen your craft, or a newcomer, wanting to explore poetry as a means of expression, this workshop is for you!
Stuff you need to know...
When: Saturday, 31 October 2020, From 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Where: In the comfort of your own home. Online, via Zoom
Cost: $50 for NEWC members, $65 for non-members
Click HERE to book your place now.
John Charles Ryan is a poet and aspiring naturalist who has lived in Australia for more than a decade. His poetry focuses on the plant life of Australia, North America, and Southeast Asia.
His work includes Two With Nature, New Perspectives on Tablelands Flora, Primavariants, The Earth Decides, Seaweed: A Book of Algae, and Seeing Trees: A Poetic Arboretum. He edited an issue of Plumwood Mountain on the theme “plant poetics” and co-edited the scholarly books The Language of Plants and Australian Wetland Cultures. In 2020, he is Digital Artist-in-Residence at Oak Spring Garden Foundation in the United States where he is writing about lithophytes, or plants that love rocks.