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Wild Love: An Introduction to Nature Writing
June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$195
“I love you, love you, love you / sad as you are, O world.” — Adelia Prado
This class will offer an introduction to nature writing that is celebratory, joyful, loving, even sexy. While there is much to lament or critique in our current ecological moment, there is also much to honor and embrace. When we fall in love with a place, we can be receptive to its vital complexity through that lens of love. You will receive weekly prompts, contemporary and historical readings, and the opportunity to share your own work in a supportive workshop environment. Class time will also offer guided writing exercises that will help you revel in summer’s bounty and wildness wherever you find it.
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at email@example.com if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.
Summer of Love
This summer we are offering several writing classes developed around the theme of love. You can see them all listed here.
Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (4 sessions)
Daniela Naomi Molnar is an artist and poet working with the mediums of language, image, and place. She is also a wilderness guide / educator / activist / eternal student. Her work for the past several years has been focused on issues of climate justice and climate grief. She works across forms, melding painting, poetry, prose, site-specific intervention, editing, activism, and teaching. She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and is an all-around integral part of Signal Fire, providing opportunities for artists to learn about environmental justice by engaging with public wildlands. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College and her visual art has been shown nationally and has been recognized by numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies. She is founding Co-Editor of Leaf Litter, Signal Fire’s art and literary journal and was Art Editor at The Bear Deluxe Magazine for many years. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Fugue, Moss, Tripwire, Bomb Cyclone, Capitalism Nature Socialism, and elsewhere. A member of the third generation of the Holocaust and the daughter of immigrants, she lives in Portland, Oregon, in the Cascadian bioregion, atop a buried headwaters confluence, on the unceded land of the Clackamas, Cowlitz, Chinook, Multnomah, and other Indigenous peoples.