Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Essay

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 25, 2023
  • End Date: November 15, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Advanced, Open to all levels, Introductory, Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Keeping a Phenology Journal: Recording the Changing Seasons

In this creative nonfiction course, writers will cultivate a habit of turning their attention to the changing of the seasons by recording observations of the natural world right outside their doorstep. Through the practice of noticing changes in the plants, birds, daylight, and weather, students can expect to come away with two new essay starts and a toolbox of fresh techniques for writing about place, cycles, and their own human adaptations to change.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Cara Stoddard

Cara Stoddard


Cara Stoddard holds an MFA from the University of Idaho and a BA from the College of Wooster. Their work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Terrain, and Ninth Letter, among others, and has been nominated for Pushcart. Learn more at Cara's website.