Tuesdays 6-8:30pm ET

May 14 – June 18, 2024

Program Cost:



Registrants will have access to the recorded program for a limited time on the course group page.  The current policy is 6 months from the date of the last session.

About The Program

Writing Naturally with Chip Blake

Nature writing plays a vital role in shaping new ideas about how we live on this planet. It reminds us of the wonders that surround us, and can put us in touch with our personal hopes, dreams, desires, and fears. It can remind us of what we most want out of our lives.

But writing well about nature—whether we’re doing it professionally or personally—requires more than a curiosity about the natural world. It demands that we become better writers.

Join Chip Blake for this six-week online class, designed to help writers of all stripes—creative writers and journalists, newcomers and old hands—develop skills, tools, and access to creative energy that will make them better and more successful writers. Participants may work to develop a publishable piece of writing and will receive direct feedback on their writing from other participants, and from the instructor as well.

Our work in this class will include the use of prompts, readings of work by established writers, lectures, and small groups, and assignments for participants to work on between classes.

No special materials are required for this class.


Meet the Presenter

Chip Blake

Chip Blake

Chip Blake is the former Editor-in-Chief of Orion and Milkweed Editions. Articles and books he has edited have been nominated for or won the Pushcart Prize, the PEN Literary Award, the John Oakes Award in Environmental Journalism, the John Burroughs Medal, the Minnesota Book Award, the Oregon Book Award, and the National Magazine Award, and they have been selected for inclusion in Best American Essays, Best American Science & Nature Writing, and the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He serves as a judge for the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Society of Magazine Editors.