Poetry workshop with Forestry England centernary poet Zakiya McKenzie
Sunday 18th July (9.45am – 12.00pm)
We are excited to have the wonderful opportunity to welcome renowned poet Zakiya McKenzie to Leigh Woods this summer to help us enjoy the beauty of our local woodland. We start with an introduction from Zakiya with readings of poems & excerpts of tales about forests. We’ll learn about folklore & myths and also about the flora & fauna of Leigh Woods. Then we set off on our moving workshop through the summer woodland gaining inspiration and focussing on the beauty of summer nature.
We end up at our Green Barn where Zakiya will give us a presentation, a group discussion & focus on nature poetry. It’s then your chance to have an individual exploration & the chance to partake in your own writing exercise under Zakiya’s guidance. Here there is an option for children as well as a sketching exercise.
Towards the end of our session we will have a hot drink around our fire pit, a chance to reconvene & share your own creations if you wish.
Please note: this event is weather-dependent and for safety reasons we will not be able to continue in heavy rain or high winds; a reserve date will be advised. This session is suitable for adults and families with children aged 10 plus accompanied by a responsible adult.
This session is run by your outdoors tutor from My Green World who is DBS checked and First Aid qualified. We have covid safe measures in place including hand sanitisation, hand washing, and limited numbers.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Enter Leigh Woods at the Forestry England/ Leigh Woods sign on Abbots Leigh Road A369, almost directly opposite the Clifton College sports complex. There is plenty of parking in the main Forestry England car park at the bottom of the long tree-lined humped avenue. Forestry England charge £2.00 to park in their car park. Meet your My Green World tutor by the sign boards next to the car park.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07941 379660.