For the past seven years I have been teaching a workshop about the poetics of place (usually over five days).
I call it being(t)here. No iteration of it has ever been quite the same, as it varies and develops and grows with each place it’s been held at. Part of me dearly wants to produce it as a kind of handbook for travellers (even those who are limited to journeying around their living rooms and gardens) but I haven’t yet found a publisher.
So it seemed to me that the next best thing would be to create a being(t)here class online. It opens with the new moon in March this year and I think its strength may lie in the richly diverse community that is already gathering in readiness, comes from all around the globe.
being(t)here has been a wonderful tumbleweed over the years, catching ideas and inspirations and gathering them up as it has rolled around the whirled. Now that this wee tumbleweed is finding a place for itself online, a place that is a kind of village well around which we can meet when we come for water, a cauldron in which ideas and concepts and words and thoughts will simmer and brew, a fertile field where the tumbleweed can at last set some seeds and sprout.
I have a feeling that it’s going to blossom.
Will you join me there?