The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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The workshop method has met with some criticism over the years, particularly
from literary academics (in some departments one can observe a sort of schism
between the literature and the writing faculties). Scholars, who spend their
The other alternative, and one that can really work well, is to form your own
conference or workshop. This is what the writers of eighteenth-century England
did — James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, and others — when they gathered in the
Antioch Writers' Workshop (July) 135 North Walnut Street Yellow Springs, OH
45387 513-767-9112 Bay Area Writers' Workshop (summer/fall) 1450 Fourth
Street, #4 Berkeley, CA 94710 Bennington Writing Workshops (July) Bennington