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Fringe Natures #8: Lichen Love (Special Summer Edition)

July 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is pleased to welcome Tessa Zettel as the 2022 Woodhaven Artist in Residence. During her time at UBCO, Tessa is offering a workshop in partnership with the FEELed Lab led by FCCS Professor Astrida Neimanis.

The T. Rudzinskaitė Memorial Amateur Lichenologists Society & the FEELed Lab invite you to a special co-hosted Fringe Natures gathering based around lichen love poetry. This convivial amateur workshop will be led by the society’s co-founder, Tessa Zettel, visiting from Gadigal Land/Sydney (Australia) as Woodhaven’s 2090 Artist in Residence.

Together we’ll deepen our familiarity with lichen-kin by trying out some exercises in close inspection and close reading of/with lichen in the area around us. Participants will have the opportunity to collectively decipher lichen lyrics, compile and share love poetry to lichen, and offer potential contributions to the society’s forthcoming expanded re-issue of their iconic anthology Love Letters to Lichen (2043).

Find out more about Tessa Zettle and the workshop.

“In cosmic co-becomings!”

Please drop in anytime between 10 am and noon. This workshop is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register in advance.

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July 28, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre
969 Raymer Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 1K1 Canada
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Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Environment and Sustainability
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students