Greetings Nature Writers,
Do you know of or are you aware of an environmental issue in your community?
Do you find yourself questioning some of the decisions our policymakers make about our environment?
Are you seeing changes in your neighborhood that limit access to the outdoors for everyone?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact me. I would like to start a forum discussion in the form of a Zoom presentation where we could discuss how to write about making changes in our community. I look forward to hearing from you and we’ll proceed from there.
For this week, we’ll be looking at our youth and exploring one amazing story about assisting our elders and their environment at the end of their lives.
From Poets & Writers – a great list of Environmental Books for Children: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/86009-environmental-kids-books-for-2021.html
This Veteran Paddler Says Teenage Girls Need Adventure – they sure do! https://www.outsideonline.com/2421977/natalie-warren-paddler-teenage-girls-need-adventure
And finally, write Sarah White shares her experience in finding an important kind of home for her mother: https://www.nextavenue.org/life-last-chapter-what-matters/?fbclid=IwAR3NF8NwsC2fu3wNuiBwQIE6JceqppqJ57UyFcPG3uHxWjZddi6yK_2nd6M
AND one more note – Here is a session presented by writing instructors Tim Storm and Susan DeFreitas. Susan’s recent novel Hot Season concerns itself with environmental justice/activism – here’s information for this session happening next weekend – https://www.stormwritingschool.com/character-arc-mini-retreat/
That’s all for this week – remember, contact me with comments, thoughts, and observations about what’s going on in your environment.