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Working and Writing the Woods

with Nancy Lord

Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We would like to invite you to the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek for our autumn “Working and Writing the Woods,” a work party and free writing workshop on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the morning, we will work together on trail and garden maintenance, and we'll have some back-friendly projects in and around the Cabin. After lunch we’ll turn to a free writing workshop focusing on science and nature writing with our special guest workshop leader, Nancy Lord. Everyone is welcome, whatever your level of writing experience or science background.  

Nancy makes her home in Homer, Alaska, and is passionate about place, history, and the natural environment.  From her many years of commercial salmon fishing and, later, work as a naturalist and historian on adventure cruise ships, she’s explored in both fiction and nonfiction the myths and realities of life in the north.  Nancy was honored as Alaska Writer Laureate for 2008-10, a term during which she traveled throughout the state to promote Alaska writers, writing, and libraries. Among her published books are three collections of short stories and five works of literary nonfiction, including the memoir Fishcamp, the cautionary Beluga Days, and the front-lines story of climate change, Early Warming.  She recently edited the anthology Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories From The Salmon Project.  Her first novel, pH was just published from Graphic Arts/Alaska Northwest Books.
Nancy knows that the gap between the public’s interest in science (large) and its understanding of it (smaller) has many causes, but writers can help by bringing science-based stories to life through effective storytelling. In her three-hour workshop, we’ll examine some examples of narrative science and nature writing (in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry) and will use them as models for writing exercises emphasizing characterization, scene-building, and metaphors and analogies. 

Click here to register. We have space for 20 participants.

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
We will email you directions after you register.
Carly Lettero