Science and Nature Writing

Science and Nature Writing

1-part workshop

Saturday July 30, 1-3 pm

For centuries humans have cordoned off nature as something separate from humanity. Humans are not separate from nature—we are merely a small and impactful part of it. Quite a lot of “nature writing” has treated nature as a place of escape, adventure, meditation, healing, unpredictable threat, and mystery. Nature writing, at its core, is about human beings grappling with their obligations to the environment, other human beings, and non-human species with whom we share this “pale blue dot,” as Carl Sagan described Earth. In this workshop, participants will explore the possibilities of writing about nature by taking up the concepts of interdependence, biocentrism, ecojustice, and much more. Participants will also learn how to combine the elements of creative nonfiction and science writing to bring their own experiences as part of the natural world to life.

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Location: CWC, 210 East 400 South #8

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