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The Poet as Citizen Scientist with Mobi Warren

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


In this four-part series of experiential workshops, we will explore how taking on a Citizen Science project in nature can deepen one’s writing while making a real contribution to science. Conversely, we will explore what special traits a creative writer brings to the pursuit of Citizen Science.

Friday, October 4, 9-11:30 a.m.: Intro to Citizen Science. Gemini Ink Offices.

Selecting a subject, keeping a nature journal, looking at the writings of Ellen Meloy and Sharman Apt Russell. Based on memory experiences, participants will draft a first poem or short prose piece.  


Friday, October 11, 9-11:30 a.m.: In the Field at Hardberger Park: How to Slow Down to Embody the Language of Tree, Insect, Bird, Cloud, and Stone

A mindfulness walk with writing prompts. Sharing of Nature Journals.


Friday, October 18, 9-11:30 a.m.:  Butterfly monitoring at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. 

Participants will engage in citizen science at the height of Monarch migration and then create a poem or short prose piece.

Sharing of Nature Journals.


Friday, October 25, 9-11:30 a.m.: Gemini Ink Offices.

Crafting and revising poems or short prose pieces based on the month’s experiences and individual nature journals.

Co-founder of the environmental writers and artists group Stone in the Stream, Mobi Warren is a citizen scientist with Monarch butterflies. Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals and she is the translator of works by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, including The Miracle of Mindfulness




October 4
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Patrick Stockwell