Join Christopher Luna for a day of poetry on Plas Newydd Farm. Christopher will lead a group of eight to ten writers in a day of mindful exploration of place and poetics. We will read, write and walk in mindful observation. Abby Braithwaite of the Plas Newydd Farm Arts Initiative will lead the group on a short walk and share a brief history of the farm. (Walk will be adapted the mobility needs of the group.)
Poetry provides a way to explore our universe and document this process of discovery. We will read poets who have engaged with nature and complete a series of writing exercises. There will be an emphasis on mindful observation and real-time tracking of our daily movements. We will also discuss the role that observation and research play in building a body of reality-based work with the potential to engender compassion, understanding, and progressive social action.
Christopher Luna is a poet, editor, teacher, writing coach, and artist who served as the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press for Northwest writers. He and Morgan Paige co-host the LGBTQ+ friendly, all ages and uncensored Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic in Vancouver, WA, founded by Christopher in 2004. Christopher Luna’s books include Voracity (Lightship Press, 2022), Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous (The Poetry Box, 2021 with Angelo Luna), Message from the Vessel in a Dream (Flowstone Press, 2018), Brutal Glints of Moonlight, and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978 (Big Bridge).
Please bring a bag lunch, water, pen and paper and comfortable shoes for walking. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
All level of writers welcome!
Photo by Alisha Jucevic