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Going Feral: Nature Writing with a Twist

Lots of writers explore nature in their work, and you might think you know what that looks like: nature is beautiful, inspiring, magical, etc. But is that really all? In this class we’ll explore how weird, creepy, and shocking the natural world can be, and we’ll write pieces that bring this surprising side of nature into full view. Expect some exciting examples, prompts that make you think twice about the nonhuman world, and a chance to generate new work.

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Liza Birnbaum

Grade: 7-10

Location: Online

Duration: 1 session

Start Date: 02/07/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Liza Birnbaum

Liza Birnbaum's fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, jubilat, Open Letters Monthly, and other publications. She is a founding editor of Big Big Wednesday, an annual print journal of literature and visual art, and has taught creative writing in a number of settings, most recently at an alternative school for young women who are pregnant or parenting. In 2019, she will be a funded resident at the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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