Are you a tree-hugger who digs meatloaf? A writer of love letters that has a thing for chicken and waffles? Yes? Then this FREE workshop is just up your cul-de-sac!
Join writer Ariel Gordon on the Tallest Poppy for an hour contemplating the big old elm next to the patio. We'll write to/on/about the tree and the neighbourhood it lives in using a variety of techniques.
COST: FREE but if everyone could commit to spending $10 each on food/drink, we'll justify the bums-in-seats.
About Ariel Gordon
Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Both her books of poetry, Stowaways (2014) and Hump (2010) won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. She is currently working on two books, GUSH, a collection of literary work on menstruation for Calgary’s Frontenac House, edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild and Treed, a book of creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest for Hamilton’s Wolsak & Wynn. Other recent projects include curating the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press project two years running. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.
As part of a Tallest Poppy Residency organized by Synonym Art Consultation, writer Ariel Gordon will spend the weekend of July 29 & 30 on TP's patio, writing poetry to the big old elm on the boulevard. She will hang snippets of poems on the tree, like a fresh set of leaves, and will encourage passersby to add their secrets/one-liners/meditations/haiku.