Generative Writing Workshop: Concrete Poetry

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


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan






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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!

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

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