WRITING AND THE NATURAL WORLD with Elise Gregory
Young writers ages 8 – 11 will explore writing fiction and poetry in the natural world during two 60-minute sessions. The first day, writers will learn how to use sensory details to describe an object and then use that object to leap into imaginary, verbal play. Students will share their work by reading out load to their peers and will be introduced to master poets, including Pablo Neruda and Naomi Shihab Nye. The second day, writers will explore writing fiction by using prompts, one another’s ideas, and writers such as Roald Dahl, Erin Entrada Kelly, E.B. White, and others.
The class meets Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21, 10 – 11 am. Tuition for the two-day class is $20.00. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member 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. Please read our policy on cancellations and refunds
Elise Gregory received her MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Her poems and fiction have appeared in various literary journals. She has published two poetry chapbooks and her novel, The Clayfields, is slated to be published in 2022 by Cornerstone Press. She has taught high school English as well as communications courses at community college and directed high school and community theatre productions. Prior to the pandemic, Elise was a youth librarian in rural western Wisconsin where she led community events such as an outdoor summer music series for the village of Ellsworth. During the pandemic, she wrangles Icelandic sheep, goats, rogue chickens, and instructs three human boys. Additionally she is a board member of the Ellsworth E3 Corporation whose mission is to revitalize the village of Ellsworth.