Prairie Gate Literary Festival Craft Talk Workshop with Ariel Gordon: Writing to Trees

Have you ever spent an afternoon under a tree? Did you spend your childhood climbing trees? Do you have a tree outside your office window or overhanging your kitchen window that you somehow find yourself attached to? This workshop is about considering our relationships to trees, whether they're on the street, in a park, or in the wilderness. Using forest bathing practices, we will contemplate trees on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. Participants will come away with new nature-writing techniques and a sheaf of new writing.

Participants are encouraged to preregister for this workshop at

Ariel Gordon is a writer from the Canadian prairies/Treaty One territory. She is author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Landsdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. Recent projects include the anthology GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times, co-edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild, and the fourth installment of the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press project. Her latest book is Treed: Walking in Canada's Urban Forests.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. In addition, the PGLF is sponsored by Briggs Library, Briggs Library Associates, the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association, the Multi-Ethnic Resource Center, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Division of Humanities, the English Discipline, the Commission on Women, and private donations.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Student Center, Prairie Lounge
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267

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