Terry Osborne Nature Writing Workshop: When writing about nature, we often overlook two important influences on our work: our perception of ourselves, and our assumed relationship with nature. In this workshop we will explore those influences with “awareness walks” in the woods, and we will unpack those walks with indoor writing exercises. The goal will be to allow our expanded self-awareness to add clarity, texture, and depth to our nature-related writing. Some short readings will be sent to participants to look over before the workshop.
Terry Osborne is a Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is the author of the memoir Sightlines (2001, University Press of New England); his essays, articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as Orion, Vermont Life, The Chicago Tribune, and The North American Review. His recent work has focused on Americans’ psychological, spiritual, and cultural relationships with the environment.