Sat. May 13th & Wed. May 17th, 2017:

ReForest London Tree Planting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 1 PM - 5 PM
Location: 944 Western Counties Rd. London, ON

Please join Poetry London as we join forces with ReForest London for their annual Tree Planting Memorial Event. After a brief ceremony honouring loved ones who have passed and planting a tree in their name, we will be setting out to plant the remaining trees and re-populate Forest City.

For those of you who feel inspired by the event, we encourage you to write a poem of your own and bring it to the guest lecture and open mic follw-up event on May 17th.

Please note: trees, gloves, and shovels will be provided to all planting volunteers. Only those who have pre-registered with ReForest London will be given a tree for the memorial ceremony.

Open Mic & Lecture by Professor Joshua Schuster
Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 7PM
Location: 7 Carfrae Cres. London, ON

Please join Poetry London as we follow up our Tree Planting Ceremony (May 13th) with an open mic and guest lecture titled "If a Tree Could Talk, Would We Understand It?" Western Professor Joshua Schuster.

PL member Andy Verboom has been generous enough to offer his lovely backyard as the venue, so please BYOB and lawnchair, bring your best tree inspired poem (or any variation of) and help us celebrate the end of another fantastic season at Poetry London and give a proper send off to Karen Schindler and Christine Thorpe.

More on Professor Schuster:

Joshua Schuster is an associate professor of English at Western University. His book The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics (U of Alabama, 2015) won the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize from the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Recent essays have appeared in Humanimalia, minnesota review, and Photography & Culture, as well as in an edited volume Critical Perspectives on Veganism and in the book Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements (Thames & Hudson, 2016). He is currently working on a book project What Is Extinction? A Cultural and Natural History of Last Animals. He recently blogged on "post-ecopoetics" for Jacket2

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com