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Nature Writing Workshop

Nature Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room #4347
Main Library
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Senior Citizen  
  Environmental     Humanities     Literacy     Writing  
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Nature has inspired countless pieces of poetry and prose over the course of time and space. Nature writing puts us in intimate touch with our own inner landscapes, while filling us with awe and reverence for our natural world. If you have ever been curious about nature writing - what it is and how to get started - or if you already consider yourself a nature writer and would like more experience, guidance, and community, this writing workshop is for you! We will walk through nature visualizations/meditations, explore writing prompts as a group, share our work and provide thoughts and reflections on each others' work, and spend time with some powerful selections from the vast canon of nature writing. Open to all experience levels. Just bring yourselves, a notebook, and a writing implement.  Prior attendance is NOT required.

Chiara has been writing for most of her life, primarily poetry; her undergraduate major was English Literature and she graduated recently with a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke. Chiara has spent many years as an environmental educator, most recently at the Museum of Life and Science here in Durham. She is Level 1 Ecotherapy certified, and is currently in a fellowship program with the Center for Education, Imagination, & The Natural World entitled "The Inner Life of the Child in Nature: Presence & Practice." Chiara has been published, both in Duke University's Eno Magazine and in the North Carolina Bards 2021 Anthology


Event Organizer

Natalie Killion