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Decolonizing Nature Writing

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story, Essay

Online

Introductory

4 Sessions

Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: February 22, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $237.60
General Price: $264.00

Nature writing is often viewed as a Eurocentric practice, but it has roots throughout global majority cultures. In this class, we'll read nature-centered poetry, essays, and fiction by Black, Indigenous, Asian American, and Latine writers. The instructor will offer writing prompts derived from forest bathing, bird noticing, and other practices meant to attune you to the more-than-human world. You'll leave with 3-4 drafts of poems or short prose, plus a variety of skills for writing about nature and your place within it.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

  • This class includes:  
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing 
Jennifer Perrine

Jennifer Perrine

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Jennifer (JP) Perrine is the author of four award-winning books of poetry: Again, The Body Is No Machine, In the Human Zoo, and No Confession, No Mass. Perrine’s recent poems, stories, and essays appear in The Missouri Review, New Letters, The Seventh Wave Magazine, Buckman Journal, and The Gay & Lesbian Review. A resident of Portland, Oregon, Perrine co-hosts the Incite: Queer Writers Read series, teaches creative writing to youth and adults, and serves as a wilderness guide.

Website: jenniferperrine.org

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.

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