*Please note this is class originally scheduled for January 6. It has been rescheduled to Jan 28*

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Time: 1-4 PM

Location: Nine Mile Creek Discovery Point (12800 Gerard Drive, Eden Prairie)

Make your own handmade nature journal in this workshop that delves into nature’s role in the writing process. We’ll make journals using apiece of handmade paper for the cover and simple stitching for the binding. Weather-permitting, we’ll take a walk outside, interact with nature nearby, and begin writing. No writing experience necessary.

What is nature’s role in the writing process?

How does nature motivate, inspire, focus and expand our art and stories? What memories bubble up when we are outside and what connections are made between where we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going? We’ll read selections from current nature writing for inspiration. Together, we’ll discuss and write about place, memory, and what it means to interact with nature nearby.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Amber Stoner

Amber is a writer and book artist living in Minnesota. She is a member of the The Loft Literary Center and was a Loft Mentor Series finalist in Creative Nonfiction in 2010 and 2011.  Her writing has appeared in River Teeth blog, Creative Nonfiction, and MinnPost.com. Her books have been in exhibition at MN Center for Book Arts and included on The Floating Library. She was a writer in residence at Write On, Door County in January 2017.

She holds a master’s degree in environmental health sciences with a concentration in environmental chemistry. Previously, she worked for 8 years as an ESL science editor. She is a hiker, paddler, trail runner, mom, yoga enthusiast and volunteer.

 

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