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Writing in the Woods

  • Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway Nashville, TN, 37206 United States (map)

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 10:30 AM and hit the trail. Then we’ll arrive back at the Nature Center by 12:30. There are covered areas at the Nature Center, so if there’s bad weather, we’ll still meet, write about nature, and watch the rain.

What you’ll need:

1) Walking shoes
2) Comfortable clothes
3) A notebook (or something hard to write on)
4) A water bottle 

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-in-the-woods-tickets-71927074817

SLANT workshops are intended for high school students. This is a free event open to students from any area, but workshop seating is limited, so please RSVP. If you sign up for an event and find that you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that someone else has the opportunity to participate. Contact joe[at]porchtn[dot]org with questions.

Madelin Parsley has an MFA in fiction from Vanderbilt University, and is the nonfiction editor of the  Nashville Review . She grew up in the panhandle of Nebraska. She received her BA in English from Amherst College, taught elementary school in Illinois, and made gallons and gallons of ice cream in California before landing here in Tennessee.

Madelin Parsley has an MFA in fiction from Vanderbilt University, and is the nonfiction editor of the Nashville Review. She grew up in the panhandle of Nebraska. She received her BA in English from Amherst College, taught elementary school in Illinois, and made gallons and gallons of ice cream in California before landing here in Tennessee.


Earlier Event: August 20
Art Wire: Deadline Extended to Aug. 20!