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Thu, 29 Aug


Mattie Furphy House

A Snake is not a Symbol (1)

Using James Hillman’s essay “A Snake is Not a Symbol” as a centering point, participants will be guided through ways of reconfiguring their associations with various lifeforms to reawaken astonishment and wonder over their ‘presences’

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A Snake is not a Symbol (1)
A Snake is not a Symbol (1)

Time & Location

29 Aug 2019, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne WA 6010, Australia

About the event

We will question the mystery of ‘isness’. Are we as writers gluttonous taxidermists or gentle excavators of the unique cadences of plants and animals (including human creatures)? Discuss the possibility of formal poetic structure as a mirroring of the natural world and ‘rewild’ our words.

Within this workshop we will look at examples in the work of John Ryan, Robert Hass, Judith Beveridge, Nina Cassian, Robert Adamson, Basho and others.

We will aim to produce at least one piece of writing each and develop some new techniques of looking and transcribing by the conclusion of the workshop.

Members $20/ Non members $25. Register here

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