My Workshop

Writing Nature Nearby

Bind your own handmade nature journal in this class that delves into nature’s role in the writing process. We’ll make journals using a piece of handmade paper for the cover and simple stitching for the binding. Weather-permitting, we’ll take a walk outside, interact with nature nearby and begin writing. No writing experience necessary. What is nature’s role in the writing process? How does nature motivate, inspire, focus and expand our art and stories? What memories bubble up when we are outside and what connections are made between where we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going? We’ll read selections from current nature writing. Together, we’ll discuss and write about place, memory and what it means to interact with nature nearby.

“Amber Stoner’s workshop was a perfect offering for our collaboration with the local nature sanctuary. Amber kept a diverse group of students thoroughly engaged in the craft of writing and the art of book-making. Thank you!” -Jerod Santek, Executive Director of Write On, Door County and former program director at the Loft Literary Center

“After that class, I will walk more with a notepad. I learned so much. Very thought-provoking. Thank you for the renewal of precious memories.” – past participant

For more information or to schedule a Writing Nature Nearby workshop, please contact me at

This workshop is well-suited for nature centers, writing centers, art centers, retreats, and groups of friends.