Lovely to read a summary of last week’s Hives, Honey, and Poetry event by David Dalley, with whom I had the privilege of collaborating with recently in Newton and at Surrey City Centre Library:
“…Renée Saklikar, Surrey’s first ever Poet Laureate, Dr. Mark Winston, renowned bee scientist and Simon Fraser University professor, author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award (2015) for non-fiction, and Heidi Greco, celebrated Surrey poet and facilitator of audience participation.
Mark opened by introducing us to some of the science behind bees and their troubling disappearance. He then invited Renee to join him, and the two recited poetry, shared ideas and encouraged us to think creatively about how we might create a better world by being attentive to the lessons that bees have to offer.
Heidi wrapped up by inviting the audience to write a poem or two about bees. A few were read out loud, and more will be posted online shortly!”