There's so much more to the essay than what we learned in school! In this two-part workshop you'll learn the history of nature writing and develop techniques to write engaging nature essays. You'll receive a few short essays by contemporary nature writers to read ahead of time, then discuss them as a group in our first session. We'll discover what makes these essays work, and talk about techniques you might incorporate in your own writing.
In between the first and second session, you'll read another essay and have the opportunity to write your own using what you've learned from the first session. When we meet for the second session, we'll discuss how the writing process went and share our work out loud with time for positive feedback for writers who wish to receive it. You'll leave with a list of resources related to nature essay writing and information on how to continue and improve this rewarding art, including reviewing the publication process.
Meet your 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.
Space is limited, register early to ensure your spot and receive your pre-program readings.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.