Write Poetry with Us!

Join Kerri Sonnenberg who will lead us into a mindful writing practice at Tramore Valley Park

Date & Time:
Sunday, May 22, 2022
11:30 am
Tramore Valley Park (Weigh Bridge near the roundabout)

Kerri wrote to us, ‘It may seem at first an unappealing invitation— I mean, who wants to write a poem about rubbish?!’

This published poet will lead us into a mindful writing practice on the site. Participants consider your own material pasts or the imagined material pasts beneath our feet. This process of writing a poem is fun and very accessible to all writers regardless of age or previous experience. This form of poetry itself is an accumulation, it can go on without end if you wish to continue with it as a practice beyond the time of the writing session.

Please note: the meeting point for this event is at the Weigh Bridge near the main entrance 10 minutes before the event time.

Dress for the weather!

Be warm

Maybe bring a cushion and a flask!

About Kerri Sonnenberg

Kerri Sonnenberg poems have been included in Books and Anthologies of Poems, including most recently, Local Wonders: Poems of Our Immediate Surrounds, Dedalus Press, 2021. She has been Poet-in-Residence at The Poetry Centre of Chicago, and the Founder and Co-Director of The Discrete Reading Series (Chicago) 2003-2007. Recently she was a workshop Facilitator for Greywood Arts (Cork) 2021.


Becoming Kin Weekend

May 22nd is World Biodiversity Day, this year's theme is “Building a shared future for all life” To mark World Biodiversity Day the KinShip project has programmed a weekend of FREE citizen-led events as part of the Becoming Kin strand of the project on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd.

All are welcome, we hope you can join us in Tramore Valley Park.

World Biodiversity Day


About The KinShip Project

The KinShip Project is a long term public artwork, developing a variety of socially engaged cultural initiatives at Tramore Valley Park over 2022.

Tramore Valley Park has been the site of great environmental change. From 1964 to 2009, this site was used as a landfill for Cork city. The area first opened up as a park in 2015 before fully opening to the public in 2019.

The KinShip art project offers artists and interested communities an opportunity to gather, and to respond creatively and critically to the ecological and climate action challenges we face today. The overall aim of the art project is to develop a sense of connection between the people of Cork and the ecology of the park. This project is an opportunity to develop a new relationship with the park, modeling ‘care’ as a civic responsibility to all the inhabitants. This is a space to alter our mindset about the relationship we have with the natural world, to address the legacy of ‘throw away’ culture and to engage with new modes of managing waste.

Led by artists LennonTaylor, in partnership with Cork City Council. The KinShip Project is a recipient of the inaugural #CreativeClimateAction fund, an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications that supports creative, cultural and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioral transformations. Local project partners include Cork Healthy Cities, Cork Nature Network, Cork UNESCO Learning Cities, Cork Learning City, Green Spaces Cork for Health, MTU Clean Technology Center and UCC Environmental Research Institute.

How to Get Involved in the Becoming Kin programme over 2022.

This invitation is extended to any Cork city-based person, group, non-profit organization or group of friends that wants to share a special interest in Tramore Valley Park or any of the issues that the KinShip project is addressing.

You're invited to propose a 1-2hr walk, talk, demo or workshop for adults in Tramore Valley Park. Themes might include nature, ecology, conservation, history, sustainability, community, archeology, folklore, foraging, recycling and repairing, wildlife, food, gardening and growing, geology, engineering, rambling, woodcraft, astronomy, composting, movement, kite flying, biodiversity, flora and fauna, or anything that goes on underground, on the ground or in the air.

Fill out a very short form at https://www.corkcity.ie/en/kinship/becoming-kin/ or contact us at kinshipapplications@gmail.com

Getting to the Park

More information on how to get to Tramore Valley Park can be found here.