Plant every single thing you never really understood,
And watch it become a tree, and stand under it, and know why.

~ from ‘Gathered Distance' by Mark Tredinnick


Think of a poem as a place. In particular, a garden: a curated and closely tended assemblage of words, speaking their own and their maker’s long histories, composing together a “timbered choir”.

In this delightful and interactive 3 hour workshop, celebrated poet Mark Tredinnick will walk poetic pathways through the Garden, discussing matters of form, prosody and poetic practice. He will share two or three of his own poems, written in the Garden during his time as poet-in-residence. Mark will offer up a couple of short forms — haiku and sijo — and guide participants in the creation of their own poems in the Garden. 

A Garden of Words is a practical and inspiring workshop. Participants will have a chance to workshop, with Mark and the other participants, a poem they bring along, or one they make in class.

As a celebration of Seniors Week, this workshop is for older garden-and-poetry-lovers.


Event details

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm

Venue: Lion Gate Lodge Garden, The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Cost: $20 / $32 Book here