Classes

Essay, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 23, 2023
  • End Date: February 13, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Nature Is All of Us: Decolonizing Nature Writing

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. I’ll offer writing prompts derived from forest bathing, bird noticing, and other practices meant to attune us to the more-than-human world. You’ll leave with three to four drafts of poems or short prose, plus a variety of skills for writing about nature and your place within it.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

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. To learn more, visit https://www.jenniferperrine.org.