A Poetic Landscape

Learner's Walk, Library Garden

1985 Learners' Walk, University of BC

Vancouver, BC

Nature & outdoors

Poetry & spoken word

Tour

Writing & literature

Library

Eco-artist, writer, and arts educator Alyssa Harms-Wiebe has always been interested in the connection between landscape and its ability to further our thinking. Some of the greatest writers, politicians, and culture shape-shifters have attested to nature's impact on their process of generating new ideas and problem-solving. ​ In "A Poetic Landscape," Alyssa welcomes the public to reflect on how the landscape that surrounds Vancouver citizens can have impact on their thinking, too. If our land were given the opportunity to teach us, what would it tell us? If we had the ability to converse with nature, how would we respond to its presence? ​ Through a tour along a marked pathway, Alyssa invites participants to read landscape-inspired poetry, to practice the art of natural observation, and to respond. Come prepared to learn how to write a micro poem, and to contribute to a growing forest of poe-trees branching together reflections from members of the Vancouver community!

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

For more information about the artist, click here!

Fri Sep 27
Sat Sep 28
Sun Sep 29

Sat 1:00 PM to Sun 6:00 PM

Organized by

Alyssa Harms-Wiebe

Alyssa Harms-Wiebe is a Brazilian-Canadian eco-artist, writer, and arts educator based in Vancouver, BC. As an instructor at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts, she teaches students how to develop personal voice through storytelling, creative writing, acting and public speaking. Earlier this year, she participated as a writer-in-residence at the Gullkistan Centre for Creativity in Iceland, where she explored the connection between landscape, conversation, and poetry. She is now en route to completing a MEd in Education for Sustainability at UBC, in hopes of exploring the development of place-based educational models that connect students to healthy practices of environmental stewardship through creative and artistic play. She has an immense fascination with words and languages, and loves to pick up new phrases whenever she travels.

Location

1985 Learners' Walk, University of BC

Vancouver, BC

Event Contact

Alyssa Harms-Wiebe

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.