Ecopoetry workshop: Animal language with Susan Richardson

  • The Arthouse
  • March 2
  • 14:30 - 17:00
  • £13.92
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Experiment with speaking seal, writing owl and translating wolf into human! In this innovative workshop, you’ll work with sound prompts in the form of wildlife field recordings, while examples of published poems in which writers grapple with the challenge of speaking, transcribing and translating the language of another species, will also be provided to trigger inspiration. Both beginner and more experienced poets are warmly welcome.


Susan Richardson is a poet, performer and educator whose fourth poetry collection, Words the Turtle Taught Me, was recently published by Cinnamon Press. In addition to her recent residency with the Marine Conservation Society, she is currently poet-in-residence with both the global animal welfare initiative, World Animal Day, and the British Animal Studies Network, facilitated by the University of Strathclyde. Susan has performed on BBC 2, Radio 4 and at festivals both nationally and internationally.