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Nature Writing Boot Camp 2013 | May 5 – May 8, 2013

Will your writing ignite a love of nature in young readers? Before children grow up and help solve the problems of the world, they need to have a deep connection with nature. They need to understand how humans and the many other living things in their environment depend on one another. Join multiple-award-winning authors Dianna Hutts Aston (An Egg Is Quiet, A Butterfly Is Patient) and Pamela S. Turner (The Frog Scientist, A Life in the Wild); Mark Baldwin, director of education at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History; editorial consultant and veteran book editor Eileen Robinson; and Andy Boyles, senior science editor at Highlights magazine. Laurence Pringle, celebrated author of more than 100 books for children, will join the workshop as a guest.

The workshop offers four days of immersion in the art and craft of writing about the natural world. Through nature-journaling workshops, lectures, one-to-one manuscript critiques, and ample writing time, this workshop will give you the tools and insights you need to advance on your path to success. This workshop will help you

  • use basic tools and techniques for nature observation and journaling;
  • identify solid nature story ideas for various children’s publishing markets;
  • work with experts to improve the accuracy and depth of your writing; and
  • draw on your observations and research to write cohesive books, articles, or other works for young readers.

In addition to our Nature Writing Boot Camp (May 5–8, 2013), we are also offering a Science Writing Boot Camp (May 8–11, 2013). Scheduled back-to-back in our picturesque Pocono Mountain setting, these workshops offer writers an opportunity to work on both disciplines. Join us for one workshop or attend both for $1,800.00.

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