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Multi-genre course: The Language of Environment (Online course) – This class is full!

January 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

Instructor: Erika Howsare
$189 Members | $210 Nonmembers
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

“Nature writing” might make you think of Thoreau or John Muir, but it’s obvious that the world has moved beyond the state of idyllic wilderness. We need writing that tries to reckon with our current conditions—finding words for the grief, rage, and yet joy and connection that we feel in the midst of the Anthropocene. This will be a multi-genre course (poetry, nonfiction, and all other forms welcome) that helps you wrestle with the task of writing nature and place in a time of crisis. Readings by authors like Robin Wall Kimmerer, Robert Macfarlane and Kate Schapira will guide us, and daily/weekly observation practices will be our anchor.

Erika Howsare is a poet and nonfiction writer whose second book, How Is Travel a Folded Form?, was published in 2018 by Saddle Road Press. She’s also published poetry in numerous journals, plus essays, interviews and reviews in The Rumpus, The Millions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Brooklyn Rail, and other outlets. A new chapbook, Several Circles, is coming out this year from Dancing Girl Press. A Pennsylvania native, she earned an MFA from Brown University and has lived in Virginia since 2001. She is a longtime local journalist and often posts photos of the ground at erikahowsare.com.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist in the event of an opening, please email programs@writerhouse.org


January 11, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Erika Howsare


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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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