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June 14, 2015
Writing From Nature, a wonderful first year  - IMG_2274

Writing From Nature has ended after a beautiful weekend on Squam Lake. Our group found new routes on and under Rattlesnake Mountain, wandered through fields and the forest, sat on the water, collected pine cones, wood, fern and other plants, photos of plants growing out of old logs, spiders resting, and sun-bleached branches. We told narratives about ourselves with Mark Kramer as our guide. We met and chatted with visiting writer Howard Mansfield, author of The Bones of the Earth and many other books about the New England landscape, and more. 

Mainly we reinforced the great...

June 1, 2015
Meet the Appalachia writers: Elissa Ely - ELY_Cooper2

A small white envelope hand-addressed to me appeared in the pile of bills and junk mail a few years ago. I opened it up and found a flowered card. It was from Dr. Elissa Ely, a Boston psychiatrist and writer. She has recorded and written personal essays for public radio and print for years. Ely notices moods and fears everywhere she goes. She is a master at the very-short essay form. She calls her work "little pieces" but they leave big impressions.

That letter led to a correspondence. She wanted to write for ...

March 29, 2015
Coming appearances - View_from_Mt._Cardigan_west_(4866117433)

Two writing workshops—join me!

Writing from NatureJune 12-14, 2015

I will help you meet ideas and produce new work through walking in nature. Our keynote speaker is Mark Kramer. On Squam Lake in central New Hampshire. For more, visit my workshop page.

Writing from the Mountains: October 16-18, 2015

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