Course Catalog

Writing Nature

All Levels | In this class, we’ll take an exploratory approach to both environmental writing and nature writing while developing skills to evoke place and describe the natural world. During the first half of the course, various approaches to nature writing will be investigated as we develop the craft of observation and description. We will also consider eco-critical concerns and discuss contemporary articles that are exemplary of craft. The second half of the course will take the form of a traditional writing workshop where students hone their nature-writing skills.

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

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: John Farnswoth

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Start Date: 01/08/2020

End Date: 03/11/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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John Farnswoth

John Farnsworth retired from the faculty of Santa Clara University, where his chair was in Environmental Writing and Literature. Through the Comstock Publishing Associates imprint of Cornell University Press, he recently published Coves of Departure: Field Notes from the Sea of Cortez. His next book, The Far Side of Solitude: Notes from the Field will be released by Cornell in the spring of 2020.

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