A Day of Wild Writing

A Day of Wild Writing

April 10, 2021
Tune your senses to the wide wild world by writing outdoors. With prompts, create surprising new writing and hone deep shared attention.

While surrounded by the beauty of Limantour Beach and the Muddy Hollow Trail, this day-long class will be focused on writing as a means of personally and collectively connecting to Earth. Patti will give short workshops and prompts for writing together. We will share our writing throughout the day.

10:00 Introductions and opening conversation.

10:30 Writing and reading sessions, beginning with short talks by the instructor on writing practice, theme, or form.

12:00 Lunch

12:30 One or two writing sessions, with talk, prompt, and reading.

2:00 Closing conversation and tips for building writing communities and continuing practice.

Patti Trimble‘s poems and essays are widely published, performed, and recorded. She’s a former Park Service Naturalist; science and language-arts writer for Macmillan, McGraw Hill, et. al; co-founder Tuolumne Poetry Festival; writer for SF Ethnic Dance Festival. She teaches writing for universities, OLLI, and National Parks. www.pattitrimble.com


-We will be meeting at the Limantour Beach Parking Lot

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID cancellation policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring:

Notebook, journal, or preferred writing supplies

Backpacking stool or lightweight folding/camp chair for comfort (optional)

Day Pack

Lunch Bag

Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Hiking Shoes

Water Bottle

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Binoculars (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

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COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants cancelling last minute due to COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

During class all participants will be required to do the following

Wear a protective face covering

Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

Bring your own food and water

Current group sizes are limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.