Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Observe Earth Week with a workshop that asks how and why we should write about the natural world in these complex and often mournful times. What role does writing play in making the world a better place and in our own lives? Join environmental writer Emma Marris for an evening of advice, exercises, discussion, and inspiration on writing about nature and science.
This workshop is appropriate for journalers, memoirists, essayists, journalists, gardeners, nature-lovers, and scientists interested in communicating with the public through writing.
God is the ground, the grounding, that which grounds us. We experience this when we understand that soil is holy, water gives life, the sky opens the imagination, our roots matter, home is a divine place, and our lives are linked with our neighbors’ and with those around the globe. This world, not heaven, is the sacred stage of our times.
–Diana Butler Bass
Co-hosted by St. Catherine University Endowed Chair in the Sciences and Wisdom Ways
Science writer Emma Marris, author of The Rambunctious Garden, tells stories that help us understand the past, take meaningful action in the present, and move towards a greener, wilder, happier, and more equal future. Her stories have been featured in the New York Times, Nature, Orion, and National Geographic.
Learn more about Emma:
Emma Marris at TedSummit
Nature is Everywhere–we just need to learn to see it
How do you define “nature?” If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won’t have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris.
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