Writing with the Cascadia Field Guide
with Sierra Nelson
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
Dive into the poems and naturalist insights in Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry—learning about fascinating creatures and plants living in "Cascadia" (Alaska to California, land and ocean). Then we'll generate our own writing (open to any genre) using in-class prompts inspired by the readings and diverse authors. Your writing can connect to any ecosystem; you don't have to live in Cascadia. You'll leave this class with deepened wonder, new drafts, and a reinvigorated creative process.
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June 6: Member registration opens
June 13: General registration opens
Sierra Nelson is a poet, president of Seattle’s Cephalopod Appreciation Society, and co-founder of literary performance art groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society. Her poetry books include The Lachrymose Report (PoetryNW Editions, 2018), lyrical adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake made with visual artist Loren Erdrich (Rose Metal Press), and forthcoming Vis-à-Vis Society collaboration 100 Rooms: A Bridge Motel Project (Entre Rios Books). Recently Nelson’s poems accompanying ichthyologist Adam Summer’s fish skeleton photographs were exhibited at the Ljubljana Natural History Museum and Piran Aquarium in Slovenia.
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