Workshop: Writing About Place with Jonathan Thompson

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilkinson Public Library
Program Room

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In Telluride have a strong sense of place and a love for the land and region we live in – skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, or just staring into the San Miguel. You want to express your deep connection to your magical place, but there’s a real trick in rendering place – connecting the “external landscape” of the world to the “internal landscape” of you or your characters. 

In this workshop, we’ll be brainstorming and starting an essay or short story, looking at a few short examples of what contemporary nature writers are doing, and discussing how and where to publish your work. Appropriate for fiction and nonfiction, all levels. The class is limited. Sign up soon at (FREE)

This workshop will be hosted by author and journalist Jonathan Thompson 

His new book is River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster.  He will be doing a book talk on Sunday August 12th at 6:30PM at the library.

Book description: When the river that his ancestors had settled next to in the 1870s turned orange with mining-related pollution in 2015, Jonathan P. Thompson knew he would write a book about it. Thompson, an award-winning investigative environmental journalist, digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and unearths a litany of impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy development, and fracking in southwestern Colorado. Amid these harsh realities, Thompson explores how a new generation is setting out to make amends.

Event Type(s): WPL Programs
Age Group(s): Adult

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