Writing Class with Laura Pritchett-Love the Outdoors? Write it
Laura Pritchett, novelist and essayist, will teach two writing classes at This House of Books. Her first class will be on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00. The second class will be on Saturday morning, also at This House of Books, from 10 to noon.
Because the classes are limited to 15 people and classes may be canceled if fewer than five participants sign up, pre-registration is required. You may pre-register online using the links provided here or you may telephone us at 406-534-1133.
Class 2: "Love the Outdoors? Write it"
Friday, January 13 from 10 to noon
Price: $45, payable at the door
We Westerners love the outdoors—camping, fishing, hiking, or wandering by the river. Feeling deeply connected to places often warrants expression, and many nature-lovers seek a way to communicate their ideas/bonds/hopes to a larger audience. However, there’s a real trick in rendering place – connecting the “external landscape” of the world to the “internal landscape” of you or your characters. We’ll be brainstorming and starting an essay or short story, looking at a few short examples of what contemporary nature writers are doing, and discussing how and where to publish your work. Appropriate for all genres, all levels.
Alternately, you may telephone us at 406-534-1133 or leave a message on our contact page.
About Laura Pritchett
Laura Pritchett is the author of nine books. She began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, Red Lightning, and The Blue Hour, which garnered other major writing awards, including the High Plains Fiction Award. She’s also editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. She has two nonfiction books: Great Colorado Bear Stories and Making Friends with Death. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Sun, Brain, Child, and many others. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University and teaches around the country.
More about Laura at www.laurapritchett.com.