Write in the Wild: Nature Writing Workshop Offered at Warren Woods

May 20 2017 9:30 AM

Hosted by: Giulietta Nardone
Warren Woods
Ashland
giulietta@giuliettathemuse.com
508-380-8799

Write in the Wild: Nature Writing at Warren Woods in Ashland, Mass., will be held on Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop is free of charge, and funded in part by a Boston Athletic Association grant. The class will read nature essays, discuss their relationship with nature, and write, inspired by the surrounding beauty.


Write in the Wild: Nature Writing Workshop Offered at Warren Woods, May 20

Nature writing invites you to step out of the nonstop rush to nowhere and into the quiet places of your own heart and soul.

ASHLAND, MA – May 9, 2017 - A writing workshop, Write in the Wild: Nature Writing at Warren Woods in Ashland, Mass., will be held on Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop is free of charge, and funded in part by a BAA (Boston Athletic Association) grant.

“Nature Writing” is limited to 15 participants and open to anyone over 12 years of age. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pens, a folding chair, a beverage to drink and sun/bug protection. The class will read nature essays, discuss their relationship with nature, and write, inspired by the surrounding beauty. Light refreshments and a list of places that publish nature stories will be provided.

Registration is required. To register, call the workshop instructor Giulietta Nardone at 508-380-8799, email giulietta@giuliettathemuse.com or visit http://giuliettathemuse.com/life-shops/nature-writing-at-warren-woods.

This program is inspired by two important local Henrys: Henry Thoreau of Concord and Henry Warren of Ashland.

"Henry Thoreau was considered the father of the personal nature essay," Nardone explained. "To this day, his method of direct field observation, passionate voice and love of nature influence the nature writers that have followed. Henry Warren was the father of Ashland's open space and the long-time owner of Warren Woods, where we will meet. His said, 'Life outdoors in the beautiful country half way between Boston and Worcester in the Town of Ashland is the nearest approach to heaven that I know.'"

"Nature writing invites you to step out of the nonstop rush to nowhere and into the quiet places of your own heart and soul," Nardone said. "Sitting under the sky and trees, you will be invited to reflect on your current journey. Where are you going? Where do you want to go?"

Nardone has been leading local and on-line writing programs since 2008. Her columns and stories have been published in places such as The Christian Science MonitorChicken Soup For The Soul, the Boston GlobeSkirt! MagazineCommon Ties and the Metrowest Daily News and broadcast on NPR.