Self-Portraits and Landscapes: Bringing the Personal into Nature Writing [Liza Birnbaum]
All Levels | When we write about nature, there’s always an observing “I” embedded in what we describe–and when we write about our personal experience, there’s always some context beyond our human surroundings. In this class, we’ll try our hand at writing prose that brings the relationship between the self and the nonhuman world into sharp focus. We’ll look at examples by Annie Dillard, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and others, focusing on the craft choices they use to paint dual portraits of themselves and their surroundings. You’ll leave with new writing and inspiration for moving forward.