Mary Oliver and the Art of Observation in Nature Virtual Class with UW-Arboretum

The UW-Arboretum and On the Yahara are hosting this four-week nature poetry class for participants who want to regularly write nature poetry. We will look at a variety of nature writing but focus on two poetry and essay collections by Mary Oliver. We will cover four thematic observation techniques that can enhance the ability to write spontaneously and regularly. Instructor: Troy Hess. Free.

Virtual Class

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required


  • October 2, register by September 30
  • October 9, register by October 7
  • October 16, register by October 14
  • October 23, register by October 21

Sign up for any or all sessions.

Sponsored by the UW-Arboretum

An invitation to the virtual event will be sent separately to the email you provide when you register.