Heart for Nature: Naturally, Literally with Esther Vincent

Sat Oct 07 2023 at 08:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fort Canning Centre | Singapore

NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
Publisher/HostNUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
Heart for Nature: Naturally, Literally with Esther Vincent
Discover your inner poet and pen odes to nature, as we celebrate Singaporean biodiversity at this event!
About this Event

This workshop is part of the Heart for Nature event. Here is a rundown on the programme for you:

8.30am ~ Registration for the workshop

9am ~ Launch of Heart for Nature (opening remarks and presentations)

10am ~ Workshop activity commences

12pm ~ Workshop activity ends

About the workshop

Author and poet Esther Vincent will be leading this nature-themed creative writing workshop at the Heart For Nature event on October 7.

Held within Fort Canning Park, participants of this workshop will be spending time within the historic park, wandering the outdoor trails and guided on how to express themselves and their appreciation of nature through poetry or prose. Participants can also expect to read and discuss ecopoems.

• Suitable for ages 13 and up.

• Please bring your own writing stationery (pen, pencil, eraser) and a clipboard if you have one for nature journaling! Workshop notes will be provided.

• Venue: Fort Canning Centre

• In the case of wet weather, it will be conducted indoors within Fort Canning Centre.

About Esther Vincent Xueming

Esther is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tiger Moth Review, an independent eco journal of art and literature based in Singapore. She is the author of Red Earth (Blue Cactus Press; Pagesetters, 2021), an eco-feminist collection of poetry. She is co-editor of Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore (Ethos Books, 2021), Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020) and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013), and was invited to be guest regional editor (Asia) for a special eco-themed issue of The Global South (Indiana University Press, Fall 2023). Here was Once the Sea: An Anthology of Southeast Asian Ecowriting, which she co-edited with Rina Garcia Chua and Ann Ang, is forthcoming publication with Mānoa (University of Hawai'i Press).

About Heart for Nature

The National University of Singapore’s Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS) is partnering with the Our Wild Neighbours (OWN) national initiative to organise an art and wellness festival in October with a wild twist. Called Heart for Nature, this event is organised to celebrate World Animal Day and in conjunction with Singapore Tiger Week.

Other than the two art workshops that will be taking place at Fort Canning Centre, members of the public can also browse booths that will be set up by various artists and environmental groups in Singapore. These include booths by the NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore Wildcat Action Group, Herpetological Society of Singapore, National Library Board, and many more!

There will be activities suitable for all age groups. Children can get the opportunity to have their faces painted with motifs of our urban wildlife, while teenagers and adults can browse stores selling books and batik stickers inspired by our wild animals.

Join us at Heart for Nature!

Date: October 7 (Saturday)

Time: 11am – 4pm

Venue: Fort Canning Centre


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Fort Canning Centre, 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore, Singapore


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