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Introduction to Nature Writing

Nature Writing
Class: Introduction to Nature Writing. Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.

Explore the basics of nature writing in this afternoon seminar. Through close examination of published work and in-class exercises, hone your descriptive powers, injecting vibrancy and lyricism into your prose. Learn how to create work that conveys the physical beauty of the natural world, while also telling a story or making an essayistic argument. Open to fiction and nonfiction authors of any level. Students will be provided a selection of short pieces to read before class—classics by authors like Diane Ackerman and Václav Havel, as well as contemporary work by Helen MacDonald (H is for Hawk).
Dates:February 3, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:Su from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location:Administration Building Classroom 236
Instructor:Brian Gresko
Member Fee:$ 49.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 54.00
Notes:You must bring your printed confirmation to the Garden for admittance to each class session. Report to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom. Show your confirmation for free admission to the Garden before each class. For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue. Allow 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Education building.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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