What does it mean to write about nature now? We are living at a time of great ecological peril and promise, when some thinkers are questioning whether "nature" still even exists. How to write about this complexity in authentic and evocative ways? Together, we will consider some historical and contemporary nature writing and you will learn about both the timely and the timeless ways we understand ourselves and nature. You’ll be guided by wide-ranging prompts and supported by shared explorations in this rich, essential, and deeply meaningful way of exploring the world.
Daniela has been teaching students of all ages since 2007. She is an artist / wilderness guide / educator / activist / eternal student working with the mediums of language, image, and place to explore issues of social, political, and ecological justice. She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, is a backcountry educator with Signal Fire‘s Wide Open Studios and teaches a range of topics independently, with Sitka, and with Literary Arts. She loves teaching at Sitka!
• A notebook
• Preferred writing materials
• Extensive bibliography and handouts for future reference
• Books for inspiration and reference