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Explore the poetry of plants on a guided tour of the University of York’s Campus West. Your guides will introduce you to the uses, origins, cultural meanings, and symbolism of plants and trees on campus. Through a series of poetry readings, you’ll look at how the botanical world has inspired poems, including Seamus Heaney’s Blackberry-Picking, Alice Oswald’s Daisy and Marianne Moore’s Rosemary.
Finally, you’ll write a poem about a plant or tree of your choice, with help from your guides and workbooks created for the event.
This event is designed for children aged nine to 11 years old.
The workshop is organised by Dr Stephanie Lambert, Lucy Potter, Dr Lucy Hodgetts and Dr Catherine Oakley, who have all recently completed postgraduate degrees in literature at the University of York.