Wednesdays, February 9th – March 9th
5:30 – 7:30pm (MST/Arizona) via Zoom
7:30 – 9:30pm (EST)
Join Program Director Jessie Rack in a series of five weekly online, small group sessions for guidance in crafting and revising your nature writing. Sessions will include short presentations on elements of writing, discussions of readings, time to write and revise, and intimate workshops with Jessie and fellow writers. Between sessions, brief reading and writing assignments will guide writers to analyze the work of published nature writers and shape a piece of their own. An optional final session will be a livestreamed reading where participants can share their own work.
Topics addressed will include: types of nature writing, main ideas (thesis and motive), structure, word pictures and storytelling, and incorporating research. Open to writers of all levels and geographies.
COST (includes all five sessions and optional live reading session): $125.
Space is limited!
JESSIE RACK is an ecologist, naturalist, and environmental educator passionate about communicating how the world works. With a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and diverse experiences in both formal and informal education, Jessie is excited to serve as Program Director with the Natural History Institute.
In addition to her science and nature background, Jessie has extensive experience as a writer and writing teacher, including designing and teaching courses in the Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University and writing for National Public Radio’s Science Desk.