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May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Incorporate the texture of place into your poetry or prose

WRITING FROM THE FIELD: A Creative Writing Workshop with Tracy Zeman


“So I stood & did what / I’m doing now: I watched / living turn to image” – Brian Teare

Come and walk the trails at Write On with poet Tracy Zeman and learn how to incorporate the texture of place–its species and natural and cultural history–into a creative work. Walking can subdue the busy parts of the mind and allow the phenomena of the world to enter. We will discuss the relationship between walking and thinking and walking and writing, field notebook practices, and finally spend some time creating a new piece of writing together. Bring binoculars and a small notebook and pen or pencil.

This class will be held in person and will be mostly outdoors, weather permitting. A rain date may be scheduled if necessary. Class is limited to 10 participants. If any portions of the program are held indoors, face masks will be required and participants will be appropriately distanced.

Tuition for the two-hour workshop is $30. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member now and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.

Tracy Zeman’s first collection, Empire, won the New Measure Prize from Free Verse Editions and was published in January 2020. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chicago Review, The Cincinnati Review and other journals. She has an MFA from George Mason University, and a BA from DePaul University. Tracy writes ecology-based serial poems about specific ecosystems—their natural and cultural histories, system specific species, and anthropogenic environmental issues like industrial pollution and climate change. In Empire, she tied the story of the ecological devastation of the prairie ecosystem to the European settlement of that area. Her current project, Interglacial, traverses the Great Lakes region and is focused on themes related to geology, hydrology, physics, and archaeology: how the lakes were formed, how they function, and how humans—indigenous peoples, early Europeans, and present-day society—have interacted with them.


May 17
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Write On, Door County
4210 Juddville Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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