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The Personal Science and Nature Essay

All Levels | Some of the best science and nature writing is also deeply personal. In this class, participants will learn techniques for drafting an essay that comingles nature or scientific writing with personal exploration. We will workshop drafts, look at examples by some of the masters of the craft, and discuss publication opportunities.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Miranda Weiss

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2021

Start Date: 02/24/2021

End Date: 03/31/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Miranda Weiss

Miranda Weiss is the author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller. Her science and nature writing have been published by The Atlantic, The Economist, The Washington Post, Alaska Magazine, and REI, and her work has been anthologized in This is the Place: Women Writing about Home, which the New York Times called “far-reaching and compelling.” Her essay, “A Fleeting Resource: In Praise of the Deep Cold,” was recognized as Notable by Best American Essays, and her work has been supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the University of Alaska. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Homer, Alaska where she explores tidepools, maintains a large garden, keeps chickens, harvests wild greens, and fills the freezer each summer with salmon.

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