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ONLINE WORKSHOP — Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World


Are you drawn to a certain place and long to write about it? Do you want to embed a sense of place into your creative writing?

Learn about and practice writing about place, a subgenre that includes any of the elements that make a specific place what it is. It can include layers of history, natural history, human culture, the spirit world, and the built environment to bring us to this present moment. We can be advocates, critics, or lovers of a place. For many of us, specific places are connected to our spirituality and deeper self. Also, a sense of place can help us ground our writing on any topic. Through writing, we not only express ourselves but also discover more about our subject. By developing our craft, we can better understand and present our world and experiences. Open to writers or aspiring writers of any level. Participants will look at readings on craft and the work of other writers for inspiration, and then practice the writer’s toolkit of image, voice, language, structure, and more. Some exercises will provide the opportunity to write in plein air or at a specific site.

Instructor: Linda Buckmaster blog | contact
Five Weeks starting March 5
Fee: $175
Enrollment Limit: 8

Linda Buckmaster is the author of three poetry chapbooks and has more than thirty publications in regional and national journals. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, Buckmaster has taught in the University of Maine system for twenty years. She holds an M.F.A. from the Stonecoast writing program at the University of Southern Maine and an M.A. in communication from the University of Maine. She has been awarded writing residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Obras Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center.


Thank you for your interest in Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World.

  1. This is an online worshop. Communication and interaction with the instructor and other participants is done electronically.
  2. This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
  3. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  4. Registrations will be accepted up to the first day of the workshop. Late registrations require the approval of the instructor and a $20 late fee.
  5. Payment is expected at the time of registration.
  6. If you register and later find that you are unable to participate, the fee is fully refundable up to 48 hours before the first day of the workshop. After that date, we provide a refund of 80% of the fee paid. After the first week, no refunds will be made.

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