Writing Classes

Our group writing classes are the perfect setting to learn from those who have interests similar to your own. These classes are offered either online or in-person at different locations around the Madison area. Group classes cover topics related to nature, sustainability, poetry, creative writing, and wellness. These classes are for those looking to learn new skills or simply enjoy discussing and journaling about some great books and interesting topics.

The Art of Writing Food: A Food Writer’s Monthly Workshop

Monthly meetup for people who are interested in getting together with others that share their interest in cooking, recipes, food trends, and forms of food writing.

 

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Poem-a-Day: The Essential Guide to Writing a Poem a Day

In this class we will learn how to efficiently read for writing, draw essential material from daily life, the advantages of free verse, natural line lengths, the fun of sound, and most importantly the benefits of mindful and spontaneous writing.

 

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Urban Nature Appreciation

This class combines the essence of nature writing and an emerging new appreciation for the natural resources that surround us in the city. Very often we think of nature primarily as what exists outside of the city, but as city populations grow, more and more of our interaction with nature will happen within it.

 

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Blog Serial Novel

You will learn a set of essential rules for an incremental approach to novel writing, including scratch planning, finding plot momentum, picking characters to live with, maintaining themes, and adjusting attitude toward daily or weekly blog publishing.

 

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Mary Oliver and the Art of Observation in Nature

In this class we will introduce the poetry of acclaimed nature poet Mary Oliver and cover the essence of four different thematic techniques of observation which will greatly enhance our ability to write nature poetry spontaneously and regularly.

 

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Journal to Poem

This class offers an accessible and engaging nature writing process emphasizing the importance of place-based writing based on nature journal techniques. Within the process of observation, journaling, and writing, we will discuss and practice ways to demystify writing poetry.

 

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Creative Nonfiction: Weaving together Essential Strands

This class uncovers secrets to writing engaging, meaningful, even humorous, nonfiction by presenting the process of writing nonfiction as weaving together essential thematic strands.

 

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Writing Mindfulness

First we will learn several essential tenets of eastern thought so that we have a firm understanding of what mindfulness is and then will learn how it is represented in ancient Chinese poetry.

 

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Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling is a dynamic and efficient way to connect to nature for the sake of overall wellness, which includes continued learning and reconnecting to the self, others, and of course, the natural world. It asks of us to draw on first-hand experience – whether that be a walk, a hike, gardening, or any other […]

 

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