- Date & Time
- June 14, 2021 from 10:30AM to 12PM CDT
Picnic Point Trail Lake Mendota/UW Campus
2000 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI 53705
“The Great Work, based on the story of life’s unfolding, moves us away from a preoccupation with the self into the larger ecologicial self of the Earth Community. This movement has deep implications for our psychological healing, awakening in us a sense of both awe and belonging.” – K. Lauren de Boer, “Healing and the Great Work,” from Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind.
For this class we will use the quote above as inspiration to consider ways of finding spiritual practice in the process of understanding and writing eco-centric poetry. An eco-spiritual practice will often have to do with experiencing the natural world first-hand, observing it in relation to self, and then creating as a natural act in itself that allows us to restore our connection to place, self, the earth.
This workshop needs at least 2 participants to run. If this number is not met, everyone registered will be given the option to receive a refund or put their class credit toward a future class of their choice.
About Your Instructor, Troy Hess
Troy Hess is the founder of On the Yahara. A Wisconsin native, Troy has enjoyed nature and the process of writing for as long as he can remember. His passion for writing led him to complete a minor in English from UW-La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Poetry from Winona State University, as well as to teach college English for 10 years at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.
Nowadays you can find Troy volunteering as a Land Restoration Team Leader for the UW Arboretum, writing for CHEW Magazine, teaching OTY workshops at Olbrich Gardens or the Arboretum, or writing about his favorite books, recipes, and travel destinations.