Writing our Way into the Natural World: This workshop is designed to help us think about new ways of writing about the natural world. We’ll work with writing prompts and emphasize thinking about the environment as process, avoiding clichés, and transforming field notes into poems, essays, and stories. Because we’ll aim to generate new material in a couple of hours, we’ll not be discussing previously written drafts. This workshop will be held at Marsh/Billings/Rockefeller National Historical Park. Barbara Hurd is the author of Listening to the Savage: River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies and seven other books of poetry and essays. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award, four Pushcart Prizes, five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. www.barbarahurd.com
NOTE: Preregistration required. Contact email@example.com for details. Bring notebook or computer. Weather permitting, we’ll also spend some time outside, so wear appropriate clothing.