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Creative Writing About the Natural World
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Creative Writing About the Natural World

10/14/2016 to 10/15/2016
When: Oct. 14 & 15, 2016
9 AM
Where: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Road
Saukville, Wisconsin  53080
United States

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Using the natural areas found at the Field Station and inspired by both Native mythic accounts and the works of natural history writers and eco-poets, this course will invite participants to create works of poetry, creative non-fiction, and mixed-genre arising from their engagement with the natural world. Class time will be divided between expeditions exploring the bogs, fields, forests, and ponds; sessions discussing sample readings and focusing on writing craft; and the process of writing, reflecting, and “translating” our nature experiences into creative works. Students need no prior experience in ecology or writing to benefit from this course. All levels of expertise are encouraged to enroll.
Instructor: Poet, photographer, and scholar, Kimberly Blaeser, is the Wisconsin Poet Laureate. A Professor at UWM, she teaches Creative Writing, Native American Literature, and American Nature Writing.

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