Why do so many prolific, evocative writers spend so much time in nature? Because great writing ignites the senses-and very few places awaken touch, taste, sound, smell, and intuition more profoundly than the natural world.
Join award-winning writer Laura Fraser and memoirist and professional wildlife tracker Doniga Markegard for a weekend of writing from the senses. Through a mix of outdoor activities, lecture, discussion, and focused time to write, you will:
- Spend mornings in nature noticing animal tracks, bird song, and plant species and becoming more attuned to the smells and textures of the natural world
- Learn how to approach the writing process from a meditative and aware state
- Learn writing techniques you can use to shape a short narrative essay or scene
- Bring your observations to your writing in order to produce more vivid and descriptive prose.
Writing from the senses is one of the best ways to connect with readers-and yourself-and to make your work come alive. Leave this weekend more inspired and more attuned.