2007-04-05 / Upcoming Events

Nature writing at Watson Farm

Celebrate Earth Day at Historic New England's Watson Farm for the first in a series of three naturewriting workshops on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This first session will look at examples of nature writing and give participants time to write down their own observations of the 18th century Watson Farm. Ira Schaeffer and Patte Weathers-Parry, both published poets, will lead a nature walk around the farm and show the group exercises designed to sharpen their observation and field writing skills. The program is open to journal writers and poets of all levels.

Future workshops, on Sunday, July 22, and Saturday, Oct. 13, will continue to help writers incorporate sensory images and details from nature into their poetry.

The cost for a single workshop is $10 for HNE members, and $20 for non-members. The cost for the series of three is $25 for members and $55 for non-members.

To register or for more information, call Heather Minto at 423- 0005.

The Watson Farm is a 265- acre working farm located at 455 North Main Rd. in Jamestown. It is owned by Historic New England, a museum of cultural history. Historic New England preserves, interprets and collects buildings, landscapes and objects reflecting New England life from the 17th century to the present for the enjoyment of all.

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