Instructor: Kathryn Miles
Date & Time:
Saturday, June 30 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location:
Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Level:
Open
Maximum Attendees:
12 FULL/WAIT LIST ONLY
Fee:
Member: $60 | Nonmember: $115
Registration Closes: June 25


Regardless of genre, all good writing is based in vivid setting and description.  And that, in turn, requires skillful observation and attention to detail on the part of the writer.

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to develop their sensory skills, attention to detail, and recording abilities in a natural setting. Participants will have the opportunity to practice then evaluate sustained field inquiry, with an emphasis on note taking and free writing as techniques for identification and story generation. This practice not only serves as a valuable tool in any place-based writing but can also become a meaningful life practice, with benefits ranging from a heightened awareness of and appreciation for the places one visits, to the development of a naturalists’ ethic and aesthetic.

Participants are recommended to bring a notebook, colored pencils, a magnifying glass and/or binoculars. Please note that the bulk of this session will occur outside, so please be sure to dress accordingly.


Kathryn Miles is an award-winning journalist and science writer. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Louis University and took both her Master of Arts and Doctorate in English from the University of Delaware. Miles is the author of four books: Adventures with Ari, All Standing, Superstorm, and Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.  Her essays and articles have appeared in publications including Best American Essays, The Boston Globe, Down East, Ecotone, History, The New York Times, Outside, Pacific Standard, Popular Mechanics, and Time. She currently serves as writer-in-residence at Green Mountain College and as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council.  She lives in Portland, Maine. VISIT kathrynmiles.net


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QUESTIONS
For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Hannah Perry at perry@mainewriters.org.

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SCHOLARSHIP
The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
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