The Poetry of Botany (Saturday, April 13, 2–4pm)
“What might our ancient attraction for flowers have to teach us about the deeper mysteries of beauty—what one poet has called ‘this grace wholly gratuitous’?”
– Michael Pollan
In this class, you’ll delve into the science of flowers and find poetry in their structure, physiology, and uses. Students will meander through the gardens and learn about the fascinating backstories of several wildflowers before retreating to the learning center to read and write plant-inspired poetry.
Wild Tales of the Texas Landscape (Sunday, April 28, 1–3pm)
In this entertaining class, we delve into the mythology and folklore of plants and use them as inspiration for writing original poems and stories. From the origin of the Indian blanket flower to the magical powers of bachelor’s buttons, these tales will expand your imagination and deepen your appreciation for the Texas landscape.
Writing at the Wildflower Center
In the spring of 2019, I’ll be offering a few two-hour writing classes out at the gorgeous and peaceful Wildflower Center.
April 13, 2–4pm: The Poetry of Botany
April 28, 1–3pm: Wild Tales of the Texas Landscape
May 18, 10:30am–12:30pm: Stillness and Creativity
For more details on each class, see below.
Stillness and Creativity (Saturday, May 18, 10:30am–12:30pm)
Wind moving through grass. Flowers lifting their petals toward the sun. In this meditative class, you’ll use the stillness and beauty of the Wildflower Center gardens as tools for accessing your creative self. Students will explore some of the most tranquil spots on the garden grounds and use the natural environment to access inspiration for writing.