Logan

JeanJean Atkin (complete with #gardenpoet id!) takes up residence at Logan Botanic Garden for August!  This is month three of the Walking With Poets project this summer.

All events are free with Garden Admission.

Award-winning poet and children’s writer Jean Atkin lived in Dumfries & Galloway for 12 years and is very much looking forward to returning for her residency: “I expect it will be hugely rewarding working with words in the setting of Logan, which I have always loved visiting. I hope that my series of playful events will help people of all ages to be creative, and re-discover the Garden through poetry.”  Jean’s collection, Not Lost Since Last Time, was published by Overstep Books in February this year.

WALKING WITH POETS – LOGAN PROGRAMME AUGUST 2013

JEAN IS IN THE GARDEN 4 DAYS A WEEK, USUALLY SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY, AND/OR FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.  She is based at the Yurt.

Daily & Self-Led Activities Garden Dada Poetry |  The Poet Tree  |  Logan Poetry Postcards  |  Seed Tray Poems
Jean will support all these activities, but some of them (Garden Dada & Seed Tray) can be self-led, if she’s away from the Yurt

Jean will be in the Garden from 11am to 4pm, ready to make poems with visitors… plus there will be a special event in the afternoon.

DATE TIME SPECIAL ACTIVITY
Sun 3 2pm – 4pm Walk with a Poet, Grow a Poem   A walk through Logan Botanic Garden with poet Jean Atkin, enjoy some poetry read aloud and, if you like, add your choice of words to the Word Pot.  Afterwards, you can come to the Poetry Yurt to make a poem from what’s in the Word Pot, or Jean will ‘grow’ one for you to see.
Mon 5 2pm – 4pm Potted Poems   A drop in session for all ages.  Have some fun growing ‘Potted Poems’ (that’s short ones!) on labels, leaves, luggage tags, seed packets and gardening gloves.  Make a Logan Poetry Postcard.
Tues 6 2pm – 4pm Poetry Treasure Hunt  Poet Jean Atkin will be on hand to help/inspire/rescue, but you can do this with your friends or family.  Take a Poetry Treasure Hunt Map and fill it in as you explore the garden.  Bring it back to the Poetry Yurt and Jean will help you develop a short poem from your ‘garden cuttings’.
Wed 7 2pm – 4pm  ‘Finds’ : a walking and writing workshop taking inspiration from ‘finds’ around the garden. Write up your poem on a leaf, a tag, a seed packet… Any age, or families.
Thurs 8 2pm – 4pm Jean will be around ready to make poems while the Evolutionary Plant Tour (Logan Event) is happening.
Sun 11 2pm – 4pm Potted Poems   A drop in session for all ages.  Have some fun growing ‘Potted Poems’ (that’s short ones!) on labels, leaves, luggage tags, seed packets and gardening gloves.  Make a Logan Poetry Postcard.
Mon 12 2pm – 4pm  ‘A Path into the Garden’. A walking and writing workshop using the idea of paths (narrow, enchanted, dark, dangerous, haunted…) and exploration in Logan Garden to develop new poems.  Any age, or families.
Tues 13 2pm – 4pm Walk with a Poet, Grow a Poem   A walk through Logan Botanic Garden with poet Jean Atkin, enjoy some poetry read aloud and, if you like, add your choice of words to the Word Pot.  Afterwards, you can come to the Poetry Yurt to make a poem from what’s in the Word Pot, or Jean will ‘grow’ one for you to see.
Thurs 15 2pm – 4pm Poetry Treasure Hunt  Poet Jean Atkin will be on hand to help/inspire/rescue, but you can do this with your friends or family.  Take a Poetry Treasure Hunt Map and fill it in as you explore the garden.  Bring it back to the Poetry Yurt and Jean will help you develop a short poem from your ‘garden cuttings’.   (Logan Event) Make a Bird Feeder same day 1pm – 4pm
Sun 18 2pm – 4pm Poetry Treasure Hunt  Poet Jean Atkin will be on hand to help/inspire/rescue, but you can do this with your friends or family.  Take a Poetry Treasure Hunt Map and fill it in as you explore the garden.  Bring it back to the Poetry Yurt and Jean will help you develop a short poem from your ‘garden cuttings’.
Mon 19 2pm – 4pm Walk with a Poet, Grow a Poem   A walk through Logan Botanic Garden with poet Jean Atkin, enjoy some poetry read aloud and, if you like, add your choice of words to the Word Pot.  Afterwards, you can come to the Poetry Yurt to make a poem from what’s in the Word Pot, or Jean will ‘grow’ one for you to see.
Tues 20 2pm – 4pm  ‘A Book of Six Leaves’.  A Walking and Writing Workshop exploring the garden with poet Jean Atkin, then writing short poems in a Book of Six Leaves which we’ll make together in the Poetry Yurt.  For all ages, and families.
Wed 21 2pm – 4pm Potted Poems   A drop in session for all ages.  Have some fun growing ‘Potted Poems’ (that’s short ones!) on labels, leaves, luggage tags, seed packets and gardening gloves.
Sun 25 2pm – 4pm ‘Writing the Very Small and the Very Big’.  A walking and writing workshop exploring the garden for inspiration vast and tiny.  Poet Jean Atkin will help you create poems large and small.  Any age, and families.  (Logan Event) Plant Fair day
Mon 26 2pm – 4pm Poetry Treasure Hunt  Poet Jean Atkin will be on hand to help/inspire/rescue, but you can do this with your friends or family.  Take a Poetry Treasure Hunt Map and fill it in as you explore the garden.  Bring it back to the Poetry Yurt and Jean will help you develop a short poem from your ‘garden cuttings’.
Tues 27 2pm – 4pm Walk with a Poet, Grow a Poem   A walk through Logan Botanic Garden with poet Jean Atkin, enjoy some poetry read aloud and, if you like, add your choice of words to the Word Pot.  Afterwards, you can come to the Poetry Yurt to make a poem from what’s in the Word Pot, or Jean will ‘grow’ one for you to see.
Wed 28 2pm – 4pm Potted Poems   A drop in session for all ages.  Have some fun growing ‘Potted Poems’ (that’s short ones!) on labels, leaves, luggage tags, seed packets and gardening gloves.  Make a Logan Poetry Postcard.
Friday 30 3pm – 4.30pm Goodbye #gardenpoet!  A chance to be in conversation with Jean about her month in residence in Logan Garden, and listen to her reading some of the poems created by visitors, and some of her own poetry.Refreshments available.  Free event!

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