Hike & Write Workshop
Hikers and writers of all ages are invited to bring a journal and join Mississippi Valley Conservancy with the Driftless Writing Center to explore the practice of writing from nature. Examples of nature writing will be shared and discussed before the discovery and writing time. WORKSHOP LOCATION HAS CHANGED DUE TO MUDDY TRAIL CONDITIONS. To protect the trails and prevent erosion, the workshop has been moved to the Discovery Room in Myrick Park Center. This event, one of the Conservancy’s Linked-to-the-Land outdoor activities, is free and open to the public. Start time is 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
The writing workshop will be led by Tamara Dean, a writer of fiction and nonfiction who serves on the board of directors of the Driftless Writing Center. Dean’s essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Creative Nonfiction, Orion, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is also author of “The Human-Powered Home,” a book about sustainable living. In the workshop she will invite participants to observe and write about what they experience, “including what’s right under their feet.” A member of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy staff will guide participants on the trail while being mindful of the spring trail conditions.
In spite of the muddy trails, this workshop will whet your appetite to write just as soon as you get outdoors!
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW for this free event by April 17. With questions, contact Carol Labuzzetta at [email protected] or call 608-784-3606 ext. 6.
WHAT TO WEAR OR BRING: Wear walking shoes or boots and dress in layers appropriate for rain-or-shine spring weather. Bring drinking water. A journal or notebook and pen will allow you to practice writing from nature during this event.
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The entrance to Myrick Park is off of La Crosse Street, 5 blocks west of Losey Blvd. in La Crosse, WI. Ample parking is available. The workshop will be in Myrick Park Center's Discovery Room.