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Date & Time
September 8, 2020 from 10AM to 11:30AM CDT
Online, WI

The motto of On the Yahara Writing Center Writing Center is that “everyone can write!” This is a “no-stress zone” nature writing class, meant to encourage not only our observations and sketches from the prairie trails, but to then turn those observations to a comfortable writing style. A small notebook of any kind and a pencil would be helpful. Taking a look at Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie is recommended, but not required.

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 You can access the online class via computer or cell phone with an internet connection.

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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