Led by poet Dr Isabel Galleymore (Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Birmingham), this TECHNE Conflux workshop will introduce ecopoetics to postgraduate students whose research deals with issues of environment, place and the nonhuman. With a special focus on animals, we will be reading and discussing ecopoetry, visiting the Grant Museum of Zoology for inspiration and producing some creative work in workshops. .
Run by poet-scholars with experience in writing, publishing, teaching, and researching ecopoetry, its aim is to train students in environmental awareness, while developing students’ attentiveness to form and genre as vehicles for environmental expression.
Convenors: Adeline Johns-Putra and Lucy Mercer
10 Introduction to ecopoetics
11.15 Coffee Break
11.30 Reading & writing ecopoetics workshop
1.15 Research trip to the Grant Museum of Zoology
2 Writing workshop 2
3.30-4 Discussion of work