Poetry and Ecotheology Workshop
BIAPT Practical Theology as Ecotheology – Creative Writing Workshop
Wednesday 15 July, 2 – 4 pm
In this creative writing workshop, we shall explore our own responses to climate change and ecological degradation, and our place within this complex and most urgent of issues. We shall read and discuss short poems and pieces of prose to stimulate our thinking and then, through guided writing prompts, we shall work on our own creative eco-theological responses, producing pieces of writing that engage with some of these fundamental questions. No experience necessary and all reading will be provided one week in advance of the workshop.
This workshop is limited to 12 people. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; if you are keen to join the workshop, be ready to book on 1 July!
Sam will also write some poems on our postponed conference theme of ecotheology which will be shared on the website during these days.
Dr Sam Tongue A poet and theologian, Sam is based in theFaculty of Theology at the University of Glasgow. He is a widely published poet with two pamphlet collections: Stitch (Tapsalteerie, 2018) and Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016) and his first full collection, Sacrifice Zones (Red Squirrel Press, February 2020). Sam is also project coordinator at the Scottish Poetry Library and regularly chairs and leads panels and workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Sam holds a PhD in Religion, Literature, and Culture and lectures in ‘Theology Through Creative Practice’ at the University of Glasgow.