Revolutionary Senses Botanical Poetry Walkshop
This event celebrates the month of Brumaire, or mist. How can we translate the foggy impressions of the senses into language? Join poet Zoë Skoulding for an autumn walk in Treborth Botanic Garden. Zoë will present a creative writing walk and workshop inspired by the French Revolutionary Calendar of 1793, in which all the months were renamed after seasons, and the days were named after plants, animals or agricultural implements.
By responding to sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, discover the ways in which the process of naming and describing shapes our relationships with plants. Draw on the sensory language of herbals and botanical texts as a source for creative writing, and on research that reveals how plants communicate, travel and shape the world we live in. Look for new ways of making meaning in the space of a garden, and explore the revolutionary potential that people and plants might have in common.
The event will involve some gentle walking on flat (but possibly muddy) ground, followed by an indoor session. Waterproof clothing and footwear are advised. Please contact the organiser regarding specific access requirements.
This event is part of Bangor University's Festival Hub.