Writing About the Environment [Gail Folkins]
We will use the techniques of literary journalism to write about topics with a nature/environment focus. We will take cues from Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Rick Bass, and Louise Erdrich, who explore a connection between their lives and the environment, from personal to political. Through a combination of reading discussions and writing workshops, we will discuss best practices and research methods, from interviews to archives. Every writer will compose two pieces—one short personal piece, and one longer essay integrating research. We will also discuss publication opportunities.