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On the Yahara Writing Workshops Virtual

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Our writing workshops were so popular this spring that we’re bringing them back for the month of August!
The online writing workshops are held in partnership with Troy Hess, the founder of On the Yahara Writing Center. Each class has a specific day and time, but can serve as either a “one-time” or ongoing series, depending on your schedule and interest level.
The classes are funded by the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration. We did charge $10 per workshop in June, but have decided to go back to offering these classes for free.
THE NATURE FIX: NATURE WRITING AND WELL-BEING
MONDAYS 10:30 AM – NOON
In this nature poetry writing class, we will first take a look at the profound new observations made by researchers, journalists, and leaders in the ‘reconnect to nature’ movement as they, and so many others, redefine our modern need for nature experience. We will then discuss how nature writing, specifically the process of creating nature poetry, can offer an efficient and effective practice for regularly finding our own ‘nature fix’ for the sake of overall well-being.
TOUCHING THE EARTH
WEDNESDAYS 10:30 AM – NOON
Celebrate the Earth by working through the mindfulness practices offered us by Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace is Every Step, among so many other books, and draw insights to write your own daily meditations and poetry. This class will help you cultivate a practice of appreciation for the natural world and insight into turning mindfulness into poetry.
ART & NATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED ANTHOLOGY OF NATURE POETRY
FRIDAYS 10:30 AM – NOON
Organized around the seasons of the year, the poems celebrate not only the grandeur and magnificence of the world’s wild places but also the more subtle, unexpected, and everyday wonders. In this class we will celebrate the profound connection between visual art and poetry by taking a look and reading through some pairings of the two, and then trying it on our own.