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Workshop: Writing the Natural World

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$60
In this workshop, we will explore the role of the natural world in literature, and of literature in the natural world.

What would a novel written by a cloud look like? What about a poem written by a snail? And how can our understanding of these questions change the way we human animals create works of creative writing? Reading works from writers like Robin Wall Kimmerer, Anna Tsing, and Robert Macfarlane, we will explore the role of the natural world in literature, and of literature in the natural world. Using observation and prompts we will practice de-centering the human perspective and using the natural world as a north star in creative work. Writers from all backgrounds and all genres are encouraged to join this generative workshop — timed to coincide with the arrival of spring.

About the instructor

Emily Helck is a writer and artist living in Philadelphia. She holds degrees from Drew University, Fordham University, and Rutgers Camden’s MFA program, where she teaches first year and creative writing. Her work has been published by Bustle, ABC News, Do It Well, and other outlets.

Details

Date:
March 20
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$60
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooper-street-workshop-writing-the-natural-world-tickets-132844863563

Organizer

Writers House at Rutgers University–Camden
Phone:
8566684980
Email:
writers@camden.rutgers.edu
Website:
writershouse.camden.rutgers.edu

Venue

Writers House at Rutgers University–Camden
305 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102 United States
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Phone:
856-668-4980
Website:
https://writershouse.camden.rutgers.edu/