Place is the ground we walk on and what grounds the roots of our stories. Join instructor Catherine Young in exploring a sense of place in writing. In this course, we will consider how place is home; is setting for celebration and loss; is refuge in territories where we are uprooted. We will read and discuss gorgeous writing both old and new to find the heart of place and its edges. We’ll read and discuss writing of rootedness vs placelessness; writing that inventories versus ecstatic writing. We’ll look for the heart of place and its edges; overcome habits of seeing according to convention or ignoring places because they are inconspicuous. We will look for patterns and forms in memorable place writing to find our own grounding. In the last part of each session, we will write to prompts based on our readings and discussions and share our writing. Registration for this course is limited to twelve participants.
SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: There is one (1) scholarship available for this course. Students of need are encouraged to apply through our Scholarship Application page.
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DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.