‘Earthing Our Songselves’ – an Eye of the Storm writing retreat day with Fiona Owen
Using exploratory and creative writing and reading activities, we will take a lead from Jonathan Bate to explore ourselves in relation to the natural world at a time of climate change. On ‘ecopoetics’, Bate writes in The Song of the Earth: ‘Ecopoetics asks in what respects a poem may be a making (Greek poiesis) of the dwelling place – the prefix eco- is derived from the Greek oikos, “the home or place of dwelling.”’
This is an invitation to take time out from busy life to explore, in an open, creative and supportive way, some vital and vitalising questions related to this theme. The word ‘poetry’ can be interpreted loosely to include storying, too.
Where: Llanfaelog Community Hub/Hwb Cymuned Llanfaelog (formerly known as Llanfaelog Village Hall), Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn
Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Pre-booking is essential – the room can only comfortably accommodate around twelve participants. Please use the contact link to get in touch, if you would like to book – thank you.
A very warm welcome/Cofion cynnes i bawb.