Writing in the Woods

It’s summertime! Let’s get outside. In this workshop, we’ll hike a trail in Shelby Park and, notebooks in hand, take time to explore our surroundings. We’ll take breaks to write, draw inspiration from nature, and try some creative writing prompts as we go.

We’ll meet at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 10:00 AM and hit the trail. Then we’ll arrive back at the Nature Center by noon. The folks at the Nature Center said we can use their classroom area if it rains. So if there’s bad weather, we’ll still meet, write about nature, and watch the rain.

Katie McDougall, is a native Nashvillian and Co-Founder of The Porch. She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing at Colorado State University, and her short stories have appeared in  BarcelonaReview.com  and in  Storyglossia.com . She has received numerous awards and is currently in the process of finding a home for her second novel,  Lady of the Lake . Katie has over fifteen years of experience as a teacher of literature and creative writing. Since leaving the traditional classroom, she has worked as the Master Teacher in Residence at The Island School in the Bahamas, an outdoor educator, a freelance writer, a tutor, a guest teacher of Fiction Writing at the Ah Haa School of Arts in Telluride, Colorado.

Katie McDougall, is a native Nashvillian and Co-Founder of The Porch. She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing at Colorado State University, and her short stories have appeared in BarcelonaReview.com and in Storyglossia.com. She has received numerous awards and is currently in the process of finding a home for her second novel, Lady of the Lake. Katie has over fifteen years of experience as a teacher of literature and creative writing. Since leaving the traditional classroom, she has worked as the Master Teacher in Residence at The Island School in the Bahamas, an outdoor educator, a freelance writer, a tutor, a guest teacher of Fiction Writing at the Ah Haa School of Arts in Telluride, Colorado.