Story of the Land

Write On, Door County announces a special writing workshop offered in collaboration with the Door County Land Trust and nonfiction writer John Hildebrand. The class will be held on August 7, 9 am to 4 pm. This day-long class for beginning and established poets takes place at Write On and at the Land Trust’s Oak Road Nature Preserve.

In writing about a landscape, one needs a combination of precise description of the territory – the flora and fauna and so forth—and a personal viewpoint, something to say about the land. The day will begin with a guided hike through the Land Trust’s Oak Road Nature Preserve. Notes made during the hike will be fleshed out by discussing perspectives—historical, biological, geological and personal.

John Hildebrand’s nonfiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Audubon, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Mapping the Farm: The Chronicle of a Family, Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon, and A Northern Front. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has built a cabin in northern Wisconsin.

A light lunch is provided. Class enrollment is limited to 12. Cost for the class is $75. For exact location information and to register, call 920.868.1457 or email [email protected].