May
Story and Poetry Competition: Online Poetry Classes

*PLEASE NOTE* the competition deadline has been extended to Thursday, 31 July 2022.

Episode one: Looking Back, Looking In

In this first episode, Bristol City Poet, Caleb Parkin, will take us through three activities encouraging us to write about our memories of Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Poems referred to:

The World Below the Brine by Walt Whitman

Episode Two: Wishes, Spells and Dreams

In this session, we’ll think about some of your favourite animals at the Zoo and what they might want for the future. We’ll also create a spell or blessing poem for the zoo’s future.

Poems referred to:

blessing the boats by Lucille Clifton

Episode three: Ecopoetry: Animals in Place

In this session, we'll think about animal habitats and how our choices affect the world around us.

Poems referred to:

Wasp by Rebecca Parry

The Sea Speaks! from Be The Change book

Episode four: Short Stories (coming soon)

Episode five: Zooseum: Archive, Images & Objects

In this session, Caleb visits the Bristol Zoo archive and invites us to write about objects that remind us of Bristol Zoo and imagine a museum guide for the future Zoo.



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Now’s your last chance to visit before the Zoo’s last day 03.09.22