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Environmental Writers Workshop

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

For the third year in a row, the Burke Museum brings together a trio of outstanding writers to present a one-day workshop on writing about the environment. Award-winning authors Bruce Barcott, Langdon Cook, and Carol Yoon will lead classroom and field-based sessions, all taking place at the Center for Urban Horticulture, on the shore of Union Bay. They bring years of experience as writers, journalists, bloggers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world.

Class fee is $100, which includes lunch; Burke members receive a 10% discount. Scholarships are available for students. To register, please email [email protected] or call (206) 543-5591.

Web site: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/event/envirowriters/

About the instructors
Langdon Cook is the author of Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager. He was a senior book editor at Amazon.com before moving off the grid in 2004 to live in a cabin with his family. Cook is now a freelance writer, blogger, and food columnist for Seattle Magazine. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Gray's Sporting Journal, Outside, The Stranger, and Northwest Palate, and he's also been the subject of profiles in Bon Appétit, Whole Living, and Salon.com.

Carol Kaesuk Yoon is a biologist and science writer who has been writing for the New York Times since 1992. In 2009, she published Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science about humanity's long history of and obsession with ordering and naming the world's living things.

Bruce Barcott, a Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction, is the author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird, and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier. His environmental journalism appears in National Geographic, Outside, the New York Times Magazine, and other national publications. He recently wrote about the Gulf Coast oil spill for National Geographic, and is currently working on a book about the battle over fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest.

Location

Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
United States