Bee Wonder: A Writing Workshop With
Heather Swan, author of Where Honeybees Thrive
Saturday, February 23rd @ 11:00am
“Sometimes people do need to be moved by something; they need wonder and beauty...”
Join us for this unique writing workshop with Heather Swan on Saturday, February 23rd from 11am-1pm!
How can thinking about bees awaken our sense of wonder? And what happens when we write from this awakened state? In this special workshop, we’ll use the world of bees to inspire our writing.
We’ll investigate various aspects of honeybee life, read poems together, and explore experiential writing exercises. Flower scents, honey tasting, hive observation, honeybee art and more will serve as prompts for our pens and imaginations. Participants will create and informally share new writing, and leave with ideas, inspiration, and beginnings of new pieces.
This two-hour workshop is open to writers and non-writers alike!
This book is pure gold. To understand the life around us is perhaps the most important thing we can do for our planet, and Where Honeybees Thrive is a huge step forward.” —Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
Heather Swan is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she teaches environmental literature and writing. She is also a beekeeper. Her book Where Honeybees Thrive is winner of the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award.
Read more about Heather in this profile by BRAVA magazine.