In this two-part workshop on nature essay writing, you'll learn what makes for powerful nature writing and have the opportunity to practice your craft. You'll receive a few short essays by contemporary nature writers to read ahead of time, then discuss and analyze them together in the first session. We'll discover what makes these essays work, and talk about techniques you might incorporate in your own writing. You'll practice your own nature writing with prompts and have the option to share your work with time for positive, encouraging feedback. In between the first and second session, you'll work on another writing piece, using what you've learned from the first session. When we meet again, we'll discuss how the writing process went and share our work out loud with time for positive feedback. We'll wrap up with questions and a brief discussion about the submission process for those who are interested in working toward eventual publication in magazines or journals. You'll leave with a list of resources related to nature writing and how to continue and improve this rewarding art.
Presenter: Kim Hoff, Teacher/Naturalist at Arcadia, a nature writer and essayist who has written for Mass Audubon's Explore and just had an essay published with Northern Woodlands Magazine.
24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.