Field Notes Writing Workshop, 6-Part Course

Mar 26 - Apr 30

In this six-part class, work with Field Notes editor, Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and fellow participants to research, write, and workshop an episode of Field Notes. Participants will read and discuss a variety of nature writing; brainstorm ideas; practice writing prompts; discuss tone, style, and research methods; and provide feedback for each other’s Field Notes. And everyone will have the opportunity to record a Field Note with Montana Public Radio to air later this year. Many of the Field Notes aired since 2021 were written in previous workshops.
This class will be a delightful combination of natural history and creativity. Participants get to explore a natural history topic of their choice, practice different writing techniques, get and give feedback on writing in a small, supportive workshop setting, and finish the class with a lovely natural history essay that’s ready to be shared with the Montana Public Radio listening area (if one wishes).
Cost includes a copy of the beautiful book, Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center, a collection of 134 Field Notes and original artwork from dozens of naturalists from the program's first 25 years.

  • Date(s):
    • 10-11:30 a.m. on the following dates:
    • (19 past date(s) beginning Tue, March 26)
    • Sun, April 14
    • Mon, April 15
    • ... and 15 more days through Tue, April 30