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Writing the Wrack Line

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Writing the Wrack Line
Nick Neely
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

We all love the beach, but it isn't easy to write about. This workshop will focus especially on writing about that windblown, wave-swept edge, and by extrapolation any natural environment where the conditions are sometimes adverse, but the pay-off is immense. The class will include a walk (or two) on a local beach to gather observations, anecdotes, flotsam, mussels, and more, with which we will return to Sitka to turn into personal or lyrical essay. Short, sandy readings from Henry David Thoreau, Henry Beston, Rachel Carson, and Barry Lopez, and others will be distributed ahead of time for discussion.

About the Instructor(s)

A former Sitka artist-in-residence, Nick Neely is the author of *Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge* (Counterpoint 2016). His nonfiction has appeared in journals such as Orion, Audubon, High Country News, Mother Jones, and Kenyon Review. He is the recipient of the John Burroughs Nature Essay Award, an AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, and a PEN Northwest Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. He lives in Hailey, Idaho, with his wife, the painter Sarah Bird.

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• PDFs of readings will be emailed to participants by the instructor several weeks beforehand.

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