Write your Garden
Learn how writing about your garden can deepen your connection with nature and bring fresh perspectives to gardening and food growing.
16 Jun 2021 17:3019:00
Sharpen your (writing) tools! In this session we will look at how writing about gardens and gardening can deepen your connection with nature and bring fresh perspectives to gardening and food growing.
We’ll explore different approaches to writing, with an emphasis on fun and creative ways to capture the essence of your garden in words. We’ll consider different ways of incorporating text into gardens and outdoor settings, and also look at some examples of garden-themed poems. We’ll finish with a couple of writing exercises to get those creative juices flowing, so have your preferred writing materials to hand.
Hilaire is a writer and gardener based in Battersea. She was poet-in-residence at Thrive Battersea for Open Garden Squares Weekend in 2016 and Chelsea Fringe Festival in 2017. Her poetry and fiction have been widely published. She volunteers at the Doddington & Rollo Community Roof Garden, and was Chair of the garden’s committee from 2017 to 2020. She blogs at: https://hilaireinlondon.wordpress.com
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