Forms & Features at the American Indian Center: Nature Poetry
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. Together, we will read and discuss nature poems by Native American writers. To conclude the session, participants will be guided through composing original nature poems that respond to the questions posed by Garden for a Changing Climate.
ABOUT THE EVENT
This program is offered as part of the Garden for a Changing Climate Street Fair at the American Indian Center.
The street fair celebrates the American Indian Center’s Northwest Walking Museum, a project that connects and highlights the importance of two rivers, the North Branch of the Chicago River and the Des Plaines Rivers, throughout the city’s history and their significance today. The fair includes walking tours, indigenous snacks, seed bomb making, a PROtest banner workshop, and an introduction to the contemporary mound installation by artist Santiago X.
ABOUT GARDEN FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE
Garden for a Changing Climate is a community-driven participatory public art project created by artist Jenny Kendler that uses a traveling garden of local plants to give Chicagoans a dynamic and tangible experience of the effects of climate change.