Radical Devotion: Landscape Poetry for the 21st Century with Liana Joy Christensen (RD1611)

Saturday July 16th

LianaLike people, the world needs to be really seen, touched and loved in order for it to thrive.  Not just intellectually, but physically and spiritually.  Often indigenous people are much clearer about these responsibilities – but the task is great and all hands are needed here.  The work may sometimes happen quickly, but it can never be hurried.  It demands depth and presence. This is work worth the doing.

‘Slow Story Manifesto’

 The emphasis of this workshop will be on playing and having fun. It opens with a gentle reflection and sharing of landscapes that are significant to the individual and some warm-up writing exercises. This will be followed by a brief outline (with examples) of the Western tradition of landscape poetry from the pastoral to the Romantics, with an excursion into the Japanese tradition of haiku. Participants will then have the opportunity to experiment with writing in one of these forms. Having thus established the lineage of landscape poetry – and after a short break — there will be a brief discussion of the influence of ecology on eco-poetics. Participants are then encouraged to begin the draft of a landscape poem for the 21st Century.

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Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquires.

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Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre. Parking is free over weekends.   Please click the ECU map.