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Creative Environmental Writing Workshop with Cassie Premo Steele and Midge Raymond, 18+ YRS

Creative Environmental Writing Workshop with Cassie Premo Steele and Midge Raymond, 18+ YRS

Do you love nature and want to write about it? Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for the environment into creative writing that is effective and emotionally compelling?

Join us for a generative writing workshop and discussion with two environmental authors and writing teachers. The workshop will address different genres of writing from journaling to fiction, and participants will have the opportunity to generate new writing or work on existing projects in a safe and supportive way. After the workshop, participants will be able to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion about the important connections between environmental awareness and contemporary literature.

Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is an accomplished American writer celebrated for her profound contributions to literature and ecofeminism. Her extensive body of work encompasses evocative poetry, insightful essays, and explorations of ecofeminist philosophy. Steele's writing resonates with readers by intertwining themes of women's experiences, spirituality, and nature, forming a tapestry of thought-provoking narratives. As an advocate for environmental consciousness and gender equality, her words bridge the gap between the personal and the ecological. Her acclaimed works, such as Earth Joy Writing published by Ashland Creek Press, reveal her deep-rooted connection to the natural world and her commitment to inspiring change. Cassie Premo Steele continues to inspire and empower through her eloquent prose and unwavering dedication to transformative storytelling in her new novel, Beaver Girl. Her websites are www.cassiepremosteele.com and www.earthjoywriting.com

Midge Raymond is the author of the novels Floreana (forthcoming in 2025) and My Last Continent and the award-winning short-story collection Forgetting English, and she is co-author, with John Yunker, of the environmental mystery Devils Island (forthcoming in September 2024). Her writing has appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and many other publications. Midge has taught writing at Boston University, Boston's Grub Street Writers, Seattle's Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink. She is co-founder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press. Her website is www.midgeraymond.com

Books will be available for purchase and signing after the workshop.

Advance registration is recommended to guarantee your seat.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Gresham Room
Ashland Library
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