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Celebrate the growth of the Poet-Tree and National Poetry Month with writing sessions, indoor and outdoor poetry readings, and more! Scroll down for event details.

Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Poetry Storytime
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Join us for a poetry-themed storytime and activity in the Library!

Ginko with Artist and Poet Heidi Reszies
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet in the Kelly Education Center Lab classroom
Ginko (not to be confused with the ginkgo tree) is also known as a haiku walk. Guided by artist and poet Heidi Reszies, this adult workshop will take you on a haiku foraging expedition through the Garden; participants will jot down or sketch highlights of their sensory and emotional experiences on the walk, write haiku, and make small pieces of art to take home.  Included with Garden admission.  Pre-registration required.  Register now.

Free Write
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Pop into the Robins Library for writing supplies and find a comfortable place to write, whether in the Library or out in the Garden. Need inspiration? Take one of our prompts with you!

Poetry Walk with River City Poets
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join members of the River City Poets for a meandering tour through the Garden, punctuated by poetry-filled pit stops that inspire and invite contemplation.

Poetry Reading in Rose Garden
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
After a day of writing, share your verse among the roses.

Read on to learn more about Poet-Tree at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and National Poetry Month.

In the depths of winter, the skeleton of a tree appears in the Robins Library: it’s a Poet-Tree! We invite you to compose original poems on paper leaves and attach them to the Poet-Tree. With your help, it will grow and flourish as winter gives way to spring, culminating in April with a gleeful National Poetry Month celebration. Join us along the way for poetry workshops, open mic events, readings, and more!

Discover more Poet-Tree programming at the Garden: