Seeing is the Seed: Writing Workshop - The Arboretum
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Sunday, September 28; 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Seeing is the Seed: Writing Workshop

Located in Oak Room

About This Event

Seeing is the Seed:
Writing at the Arboretum

4 Sundays: September 28, October 26, November 23, December 7, 2014

Instructor: Paula Panich

Please call the Arboretum Class Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is preferred.

“Seeing is the Seed” is the Arboretum’s writing workshop, which will began January 2014.  The second season will begin on Sunday, September 28.

We are a group of people exploring the forms, content, and themes of nonfiction writing about the natural world, travel, food, gardens (you name it) and how it relates to personal experience to be wrestled with and brought to the page.

We are curious people–chefs, gardeners, veterinarians, novelists, lovers of landscape and geography–and would love for you to join us.

Writing experience is not necessary, nor is it necessary for you to have attended previous sessions of this workshop.  We somteimes have short writing exercises and optional assignments.  This is a no-pressure environment.

Paula Panich is a Los Angeles-based food and garden writer who has contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Gastronomica and other publications. She is author of Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love, and other books. Her latest, The Cook, the Landlord, the Countess and Her Lover, is a collection of memoir-ish culinary essays.


September 28
Storytelling: The Feeling of Life in Process

What makes something worth reading?

October 26
Making it Up, or Not: Where’s the Line in Nonfiction?

Ever heard of Bruce Chatwin?

November 23
Art and Fear

If you think any writer or artist is free of it, think again.

December 7
The Sound of a Beautiful Language

A potluck holiday brunch, and the sounds of a Welsh poet.  What can it mean to a nonfiction writer to tune up with poetry?


Each session:
$30 members
$35 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)

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Registration is preferred! Please call the Arboretum Class Registration Line at 626.821.4623.

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