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.