Nature Writing: The True Muse (WCWP-40342)
6 Weeks | Online
As writers, we are the witness and voice of our time, and as such, we are invited to translate what we experience to share and celebrate with the generations to come. This course invites you to develop your writing while reconnecting with Mother Nature, or as author Bill Plotkin says, "grow deeper into our human nature". We will immerse ourselves in the contemplations of writers who have spent their life close to the heartbeat of Mother Nature. Through the examples of their offerings, your own discoveries in the inner and outer composition of your landscapes, you will shape writing that reveals the joy, and sometimes heartache, of walking this Earth. Inspiration will come from time in Nature and direct experience with all she offers us. We will reclaim our wild self and play with a variety of forms from poetry to prose to performance.
By the end of the course, you will have discovered a new source of creativity born from an understanding of your relationship with the Natural World. You will write with more confidence and discover your innate gifts of expression. You will continue to develop the writing genre of your choice while also exploring new formats.
- Haiku: Learning from the Masters: Beginning in simplicity and profundity.
- Prose Poem: Ceremony & The Poetry of Place.
- Children's Book: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom.
- Fictional Essay: Animal Encounters & the Imagination.
- Creative non-fiction: A Travel Essay
- Performance: Dialogue with a Nature Being
Quarters Offered: Spring, Fall | Online
Contact: For more information about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Number: WCWP-40342
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Creative Writing
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4/3/2023 - 5/13/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Burress, Christina, A poet and teacher whose work has appeared in publications such as San Diego Poetry Annual, Bombay Gin, Not Enough Night, The Alembic and Admit Two.
Christina Burress is a poet and teacher. She teaches Forms of Poetry for UC San Diego Extension's Creative Writing Certificate Program . Her work has appeared in publications such as San Diego Poetry Annual, Bombay Gin, Not Enough Night, The Alembic, Admit Two and the Coe Review. She has taught a variety of poetry classes at UC San Diego Extension since 2010. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Naropa university and a bachelor's degree in rhetoric from UC Berkeley.
No refunds after: 4/7/2023.
Early Enrollment Discount: $280 ($305 if enrolled after 3/6/2023).
4/3/2023 - 5/13/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.