Poetics of Place, 22nd & 23rd September

About This Project


Age: Adult
Date: 22nd & 23rd September, 2018
Time: 9.15am -4.30pm
Location: Cooroora Institute, 780 Belli Creek Rd, Black Mountain Cooroy, Qld
Cost $275

TAMSIN KERR Exploring place through art journal and writing…

You’ll find the key tools for writing about connection to place as well as the beginnings of your own place journal:

  • build a knowledge of texts and nature writing,
  • play with weaving and wild printing from the plants around you,
  • sit with the stillness and wisdom of nature.

Tamsin says “Some of the inspirations for this course: Barbara Hurd, Terry Tempest Williams, Mary Oliver, Barbara York Main, Annie Dillard, Margaret Sommerville, Freya Matthews, Judith Wright, David Haskell, Kathleen McArthur, John Wolesley, Andy Goldsworthy, and so many more.

We’ll be putting together our own responses to one small area in our vine rainforest through conversation, wild printing, weaving, and words: a start to the many partnerships we can form with place wherever we are.

You’ll learn a good process for writing words that speak to our emotions with intelligence and poetic conciseness; based upon reading, finding the still centre of a writing site, creatively transforming the blank page, and listening to both the place and to your own words.

Cost: $275 includes morning and afternoon teas, materials, and two days tuition. Bring lunch to share.

Bookings Essential https://www.cooroorainstitute.org/shop/poetics-of-place-2018

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