“Plants and Poetry” with Mary Swander

Event details

  • Saturday | August 4, 2018
  • 3:00 pm
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

Join BEI Emeritus Fellow Mary Swander this Saturday, August 4th at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.  Swander will help participants “enjoy exploring the floral imagery of the Botanical Garden while learning how to capture these impressions in poetry. Participants will study poetry based in horticulture including William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson and Juan Felipe Herrera, then write their own plant-inspired poems. The workshop will conclude with a poetry reading by Mary Swander from 4-4:30. Participants should bring writing tools and paper (or other medium) along with an adventuresome spirit.”

There is a fee for this event. Click here to register at the Botanical Garden website.