Introduction to Nature Writing
Online via Zoom, with field trips into Acadia National Park
Are you ready to get out safely and observe the transformation of Acadia from winter to spring? Learn how seminal nature writers like Thoreau and Emerson regarded elemental features of the landscape – mountain, lake, ocean, forest. Then, work your own observations and reflections into short personal essays to share in class. No experience with creative writing is required! This will be a hybrid class: an hour on Zoom plus an hour in the field (with travel time in between).
About the instructor
Ann Caswell is a NH native who taught English literature and writing in Philadelphia Public Schools for thirty years. She has a degree in English from Connecticut College and has done graduate work at UC Berkeley and Arcadia University. Active on the ASC Board and several committees, she has previously taught ACS courses on Nature Writing and Shakespeare.