This weekend workshop will embolden those who wish to write through rather than about the natural world. Reading works from Isabella Bird to Brian Doyle, we will address structure and form, including the braided essay, the emblematic moment, and the frame. Our encounters with the wild (urban or hinterland) will engender a larger story, as naturalist John Muir suggests: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." Come with a raincoat and a desire to write as if life depended on it.
Christine Hemp has served as a resident writer for three of our National Parks, including Mt. Rainier and its Centennial Celebration. She has aired her poems and essays on NPR's Morning Edition. Her awards include a Harvard University Conway Award for Teaching Writing, a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship for Nonfiction, and an Iowa Review Award for Literary Nonfiction. Her poetry collection "That Fall" was published in 2011. She teaches nonfiction and poetry at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
HUGO HOUSE, Seattle
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