Date(s) - 06/16/2016 - 06/17/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pogue's Run StreamLines installation
Please join Catherine Bowman — award-winning author of five collections of poems, most recently Can I Finish, Please? (Four Way Books), editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Indiana University Professor of Literature and Creative Writing — in a series of onsite, outdoor creative writing workshops that will explore our relationship to our vital and endangered urban waterways.
The open-air class will meet four times (Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) at the Pogue’s Run StreamLines art installation by Mary Miss (CALL / City as Living Laboratory, Inc.). You can register for the classes here: http://poguesrunpoetryworkshops.eventbrite.com/
This will be a fun and engaging summer class where we will write along side the everyday lives of our neglected waterways and streams, engaging in a poetry of ecology in new ways through creative reverie and serious play.
This four-week series is for those who want to practice their craft, deepen their creativity and connect to our local ecosystems, urban waterways and relationship to place. All skill-levels are welcome.
Each four-week series will be crafted specifically to the particular environment and ecosystems of the sites. Each class will have a creative theme and science theme in which to frame our writing as participants engage with the landscape, the flora and the fauna. In each session, the class will slow down and give its attention to the place, creating a laboratory for the senses. The classes explore how writers past and present have responded to place, in particular our urban streams and waterways.
Participants will leave the workshop with a notebook full of new work, and a deepening of their ecological consciousness and waterways.
These workshops are part of StreamLines, an interactive, place-based project that merges the sciences and the arts to advance the community’s understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis waterways. StreamLines is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University. Visit StreamLines.org for more information.iCal