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- ONLINE Chronicling Our Personal Relationship with Place
ONLINE Chronicling Our Personal Relationship with Place
May 11 - June 29, 2023
Instructor: Jenna Butler
Update: This class is full. Email us to be added to the waitlist.
MEMBER PRICE: $150.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $200.00
As we move away from the strictures of winter and into the early spring, we notice shifts in the light and the air, but how often do we give ourselves time to deeply attune to the land during seasonal change?
This class asks you to do just that: to attend, with all of your senses and with your whole body, through dedicated weekly engagement, to the complexity of seasonal shift. At a time when our attention to the land around us is more important than ever before, this class will ask you to develop an in-depth relationship with place, whether that’s the local park, the ravine by your home, or a beloved backyard garden. Through guided weekly writing exercises, you’ll learn to lean in closer and immerse yourself fully in the more-than-human world. You’ll develop a richer attention to place and a nuanced ability to chronicle the changes within a specific locale that will change the way you look at the world around you.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Dr. Jenna Butler is an award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of three books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; a collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail; and the Arctic travelogue Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard. Her newest book, Revery: A Year of Bees, essays about beekeeping, climate grief, and trauma recovery, was a finalist for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award in Non-Fiction and a longlisted title for CBC Canada Reads 2023. A BIPOC writer committed to diverse narratives of place, Butler is a retired professor of creative and environmental writing and farms off the grid in northern Treaty 6.