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Writing the more-than-human world

January 9 - February 13, 2024, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m (six sessions)


In this multi-part, generative class, students will read essays and reportage about nature and non-human animals. The possibilities of this genre have expanded in recent years with writers approaching the non-human world from a distance, as well as a recent trend in incorporating our human selves into the narrative of animal experiences. We will discuss the purpose and goals of environmental writing, reading from writers like Sabrina Imbler, Ed Yong, J. Drew Lanham, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and others. The latter part of the class will be devoted to generative exercises.

Access Program
We want our writing classes and Delves to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

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Writing the More Than Human World
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Tove Danovich

Tove Danovich is the author of Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Backyard Chickens and the People Who Love Them. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Orion, Country Living, and many others. Her articles have been anthologized in Year’s Best Sports Writing and Best Food Writing and been notable selections in Best American Science and Nature Writing and Best American Travel Writing. She lives in Portland.
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