12619803155_0fe06c0140_o-Gary Ferguson

Nature Writing

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Over the past several years my writing has explored the truth of a comment novelist Lawrence Durell once made, that “we are the children of our landscape.” My nature-writing classes are designed to help participants strengthen their voice by more fully understanding how landscape has influenced their own lives. We begin with a mix of storytelling, contemplative writing exercises, and lecture, exploring commonly recurring themes within the nature myths of various cultures. From this general perspective we move to the specific, using powerful exercises to help participants identify the transcendent, or archetypal themes of their own links to the natural world.