a plant poetics writing series in five parts
22.may - 26.june
Poaceae is the botanical name for the grass family ~ this includes bamboo, wild & cultivated grasses, like our cereal grasses~ it's name is derived from the Ancient Greek póa which translates to fodder. The Poaceae is considered to be the most integral source of the world's (dietary) energy supply ~
Poaceae is part poetry writing workshop // part flower essence experience
In Poaceae, we will meet for five, 2.5 hour sessions from May-June. Each member of our group will receive a collection of five flower essences to work with on their own time, which will also serve as prompts for our writing & gatherings.
This series is structured like a traditional poetry workshopping class: it will be centered around writing new poems, sharing them in the group, & then receiving feedback for editing & refinement. Readings & prompts will given in between our class meetings, but the time we spend together will be centered on sharing our work.
Poaceae was created to offer fodder for our unique language with plants & energy medicine, to deepen & nourish our connection with our own voice, & to create space to sink our toes into the grasses of our imagination.
⁘ Tuition for the series is sliding scale, $250-300
⁘ Payment plan is available & a discount given to returning students & BIPOC
⁘ Class size is limited to 7 people
⁘ Poaceae is open to all levels of experience with writing, poetry, & flower essences
Class dates + times in 2021:
Saturday, May 22
Saturday, June 5
Saturday, June 12
Saturday, June 19
Saturday, June 26
--> All classes will meet from 2-4.30 EST !
For as long as she can recall, Chanelle has been writing. The written word has been pivotal in her personal journey to becoming the type of person, healer, & practitioner she is today. As such, her poetry is an immense piece of the medicine she shares with her clientele & students ~ often, she has been told that just reading her written descriptions of plants has been medicine in & of itself.
Chanelle has taught poetry in schools to children & young adults through Poetry in the Schools (RI) + Deep Center (GA), been invited to read poetry all over the States & in Canada, & has been published in numerous in-print & online collections such as Deluge; Ömëgä, The 4 Poets, & Rabid Oak.
Chanelle continues to refine her written work under the tutelage & guidance of Elaine Kahn, Joanna Penn Cooper, & Adrian Shirk.