The Nature of Writing (six-week series)

This class explores the fertile intersection of nature and writing—how the natural world inspires our writing, and how writing offers a powerful bridge to a deep and nourishing connection with nature.

What to expect:

  • Blend nature-based practices (including guided meditations and connecting with found items from nature) with periods of writing
  • Discover easy, enjoyable ways to write and to cultivate deeper bonds with nature.
  • Be guided into a new terrain in your relationship with writing and the natural world
  • Learn skills to draw on nature for healing and support wherever you are
  • Receive optional nature awareness and writing practices to enjoy between classes

Writing is approached as a resource for exploration, illumination, and healing rather than a technique to be perfected; sharing writing is encouraged but not required.

Led by author and nature connection guide Kai Siedenburg

Next series starts in February 2023.  The call time will be set with input from those on the interest list.  Contact Kai to join the list.

 

What people are saying:

“This was a remarkably healing experience.  It helped me navigate some of the sadness and hopelessness that seem to seep in even with all of my practices.  It also deepened my felt sense of not just being connected to nature but being of nature.”
—Julie, Psychotherapist

“I loved this course so much! Kai created an environment that was fun, safe and fruitful… I also learned a great deal about myself and was able to explore some emotionally-charged questions that I had been afraid to ask. I wrote more during this six-week course than I had written in the past six months! Connecting with nature, the writing, the poetry, the grounding… everything about it was thoughtful and purposeful. I didn’t want it to end!”
—Annie, Retired CFO and passionate volunteer

“This class gave me powerful tools to enter into a more loving and connected relationship with nature. It helped me experience places I have visited many times (including a national forest and my own backyard) in new ways, and unlocked important realizations about my relationships with them. With Kai’s gentle and wise guidance, I processed a lot of grief and guilt, experienced healing and deep joy, and discovered how I want to uniquely talk to, play with, and care for the Earth.”
—Akemi, Creative Facilitator 

 

Program includes six live group calls, optional homework, an optional buddy, and the opportunity to participate in monthly drop-in writing groups for those who have completed this series.  (Call recordings are shared with participants.)

Themes for weekly calls

Week 1: Saying “Yes” to Nature

Week 2: Senses and Presence

Week 3: Motion and Stillness

Week 4: Love and Gratitude

Week 5: Kinship and Communication

Week 6: Nature, Writing, and Healing

View call topics and activities by week.

 

Limited to eight participants to help ensure a quality experience.  No previous training or experience is required—simply interest in writing and openness to a deeper connection with nature.

We are grateful to the social learning community Leap for sponsoring the first two cohorts of this series.

Register for the next series using the form below.  (This will be the last series for 2022.)

 

Date

February-March 2023, call time to be set with input from those on the interest list

Time

Location

Online

Price

$135 if paid two weeks in advance
$150 if paid later
Two $90 scholarship slots available