Tree Writing Workshop
Thursday 3 February, 7pm – 9pm on Zoom. Tickets available here
Suggested ticket donation £8, but for anyone on low income or unable to pay at this time, there is also a free option.
Human encounters with trees: love, safety and danger
So many tales explore human encounters with trees. Daphne was transformed into a tree to escape rape. The forest is a place of danger, and it’s the woodcutter who rescues Little Red Riding Hood. In a Japanese tale, a man marries a woman who in fact is the willow tree he loves.
And we seem rooted to the spot by the enormity of the climate crisis.
So much to explore in this live, online poetry workshop with Mandy Ross, Poet of the Woods. All welcome, beginners and experienced writers too.
Mandy Ross is a poet, playwright and children’s author, gathering voices and stories in the city and in the green. Mandy has worked with Echo Eternal, BMAG, CBSO, interfaith groups, cancer patients and mental health service users. As Poet of the Woods for Ledbury Poetry Festival, she found lockdown inspiration in urban trees and parks. Her illustrated poetry picture book Tree Whispers will be published by Child’s Play International this year.
As one half of Secret City Arts, Mandy works with storytellers, musicians, photographers and filmmakers to bring words off the page. She is also a qualified counsellor, combining creativity and wellbeing.