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Science, Nature, and Outdoor Writing with Nancy Lord

April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Do you find meaning in nature and outdoor activities? Are you drawn to science-based questions and stories? In this three-hour workshop we’ll examine some examples of narrative writing (in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry) that bring the outdoors in and scientific principles and characters to life.

We’ll use these as models for writing exercises emphasizing characterization, scene-building, and metaphors and analogies. This class invites writers of any level, with or without science backgrounds.

Instructor bio: Nancy Lord, Alaska Writer Laureate 2008-10, is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books including, most recently, pH: A Novel. She teaches in the UAA MFA program and the Johns Hopkins graduate science writing program, and she is regularly a member of the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference faculty.


April 7, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Northern Susitna Institute