Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wetland workshop/reading

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Here's a screen-capture taken from Fort Whyte's summer 2010 newsletter.

I'm highly excited to be teaching a workshop at Fort Whyte, as it's one of my favourite half-wild places in Winnipeg. Weekends often find us there, walking the trails or visiting with their resident herd of bison (!) or wandering around the interpretive centre, where they're apparently scheming to get a burrowing owl exhibit up and running.

In the meantime, they're having me. Teach a course that is. And then do a reading.

The workshop should be great fun, given that it'll be on nature poetry and be located at the rather exclusive research centre on-site, but I'm most looking forward to the reading that follows the workshop... first wetland reading! Squee!

(I'm so embarrassed. Squee!-ing in public. Tsk.)

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And now for the text-only version...

Poetry Workshop
with Poet & Author Ariel Gordon

When: June 20, 3-6pm
Where: FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd.

Join us at the beautiful Siobhan Richardson Field Station for an afternoon
workshop of poems and prose writing lead by Ariel, with readings from Hump (Palimpsest Press, 2010). Hump is a mash-up of pregnancy-and-mothering poems and urban/nature/love poems.

Start the session with a guided walk to the field station departing from the Alloway Reception Centre at 2:30pm.

Join us again and invite friends and family for a poetry reading on June 23rd from 7-8pm.

Pre-register at 989-8355
Fee: $45 for non-members and $40 for members

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