- Date & Time
- September 1, 2020 from 10AM to 11:30AM CDT
From The Nature Fix: “From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas – and the answers they yield – are more urgent than ever.”
In this nature poetry writing class, we will first take a look at the profound new observations made by researchers, journalists, and leaders in the ‘reconnect to nature’ movement as they, and so many others, redefine our modern need for nature experience. We will then discuss how nature writing, specifically the process of creating nature poetry, can offer an efficient and effective practice for regularly finding our own ‘nature fix’ for the sake of overall well-being.
This is an online workshop. The day of the workshop you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom video chat. If you can't find the email with the link, please check your spam folder. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.
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.