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Writing in the Wild

Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Registration Deadline: July 5

Why is nature writing important? When we understand more about the natural world, we will likely understand new things about ourselves. Join this one-day writing workshop to broaden your natural knowledge and writing repertoire. We’ll start by reading and reflecting on famous nature writing works, including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Then, for inspiration, we’ll read and reflect on nature writing from Joy Harjo, Li-Young Lee, James Wright, Annie Dillard, Willa Cather, and John McPhee.

Reconnect to your natural surroundings via writing. First, we will take gentle hikes in the meadow, hills, and woods surrounding Thoreson Farm. Then, using nature as our prompt, our writing will follow in whatever form seems best for you.

Vicki L. Stewart has been a writer and a nature lover forever and has been a literature and writing instructor for 21 years.

Notebook and writing tool. A water bottle and sunscreen are recommended.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


July 8
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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Vicki L. Stewart
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Writing in the Wild (member)
All memberships expire after December 31st each year.
$ 50.00
14 available
Writing in the Wild (non-member)
$ 60.00
14 available

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