Generative Writing Workshop: Concrete Poetry

January 7, 2023 (Saturday) 1:00-3:00pm

Location:

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan

Audience:

Adult

Members:

$10.00

Nonmembers:

$13.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Have you ever been inspired by the gnarled curves of a bare tree branch, the staccato hops of a bird, the way the wind rushes through the cattails? In this generative writing workshop, we'll channel that inspiration onto the page by writing concrete poetry: poetry that takes on the shape of its subject matter through visual design.

We'll discuss a couple of examples of nature-themed concrete poetry and related writing prompts and then go for a trail walk, noticing the shapes that surround us. Letting the prompts and what we see guide us, we'll spend time writing and sharing our own nature-inspired concrete poems. This workshop is open to beginners or experienced writers-all are welcome!

Please Note:

This is both an indoor and outdoor program; please dress accordingly. In the case of inclement weather, a make up date will be provided.

This program is free if you are a member of Dot Rx. Please email [email protected] to register.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Email [email protected] for more information.