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Date & Time
June 21, 2021 from 4:30PM to 6PM CDT
UW Arboretum Nature Center, Front Steps
1207 Seminole Hwy
Madison, WI 53711

On the Yahara Writing Center has presented a variety of Mary Oliver appreciation classes and poetry workshops in the Madison area for the last several years. There has been a very warm and enthusiastic reception by participants for these classes. The Madison Area Mary Oliver Society is meant to serve as an extension of these past classes as well as to continue an evolving conversation of appreciation, topics, techniques and feedback.

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.

Troy Hess - Instructor & Owner of On the Yahara

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.

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