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Nature Writing Workshop (Online and In-Person)

Schedule and Location

  • Online component begins Tuesday, February 26, 2019, noon
  • In-person classes meet Tuesday, March 5, 19, and April 2, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$105.00 member
$123.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn the nuts and bolts of excellent nature writing and improve your wordsmithing skills in this blended online and in-person course.

Whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a poet, or simply enjoy keeping a personal journal, writing is a fun and meaningful way to deepen your connection to the natural world. In this class, you will:

  • Learn from the masters by reading classic nature writing--non-fiction, fiction, poetry and more--and dig into it to see what makes it work.
  • Learn to engage  your audience through your choices as a writer and develop your personal voice.
  • Hone your writing skills by  practicing a variety of nature writing techniques.
  • Cultivate the habit of writing regularly.
  • Learn how to give and receive constructive critique.

The same qualities of good writing apply to everything from blogs to books. No matter your background or interest, join us, and become the writer you always dreamed you could be!

Course number



Cindy Crosby, author and naturalist

Course Details

Notes: Online available at noon on Tuesday, February 26. Limit 16

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