Thursday, August 31, 2017

Nature Writing Workshop at Oak Hammock Marsh

So I'm teaching another Nature Writing Workshop this fall at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.

This time round, the MWG is offering a student/low income registration fee as well as organizing carpooling to Oak Hammock, which is 40 minutes outside of Winnipeg.

Here's the event description, written by MWG president Susan Rocan:

"For those who may have missed Ariel Gordon’s Nature Writing Workshop in the spring, here’s your chance! Ariel is offering it again with an additional two hours to workshop your writing samples.

Whether you write poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction, nature is often a large part of the setting, so learn techniques to help your scenery come to life for your reader.

It will be at Oak Hammock Marsh again, so for those of you who might need a ride, please contact the Guild office to make arrangements to carpool (204-944-8013 or email us at Bring a lunch, or partake of the wonderful food from the on-site café.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book of poetry, Hump (Palimpsest Press 2010), won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, as did her second collection, Stowaways (PP, 2014). She is currently working on creative non-fiction about Winnipeg's urban forest, slated for publication with Wolsak & Wynn in 2018. She is also involved in the Poetry Barter Project, where she trades poetry for things you might find in your garden. This year she is looking for fiddleheads, spruce bud tips, nettles, burdock, caragana, chicken-of-the-woods and anything else edible that can be grown or foraged in the city. If you have something to trade for her wonderful poetry, you can contact her at until the frost kills everything!

I can personally attest that her previous workshop was a lot of fun with plenty of chances to stretch those writing muscles in soothing natural surroundings, so give yourself a break from the sounds of the city and sign up today!

The address for the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is 1 Snow Goose Bay Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0."

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