Weekly on Saturdays, May 2-16
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703, 266-6300
Nature writing may remind us of exotic, sparsely populated landscapes - jungles, glaciers, deserts. But right in the middle of our Midwestern city, we can find the pulse of the natural world. Interesting ideas can spring up at the edges where the human and wild worlds meet. In this class, we'll use both writing and drawing exercises to practice slowing down and closely observing the world around us. We’ll make excursions to the Capitol grounds to wander, gaze, write, and sketch. Back at the Bubbler, we’ll read, talk, share ideas, and start shaping the observations we’ve gathered. Take from this class a refreshed sense of the art of seeing, and some vivid new material for your writing. Instructor: Pilar Gómez Ibáñez lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction workshops at Cornell University and at the UW-Madison, where she was a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow. For adults 18+ Registration for this class will begin on April 2, 2015 at 9:00am and will close on May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm. Note on attendance: We encourage you to attend all three consecutive sessions with Pilar, but it is not mandatory. Once the class fills, there will be a short wait list. For questions or to modify your registration, please contact Aaron Fai, volunteer coordinator for the Bubbler's creative writing series, at email@example.com.