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Reclaiming our Connection to Nature | July 14-16, 2023

Reclaiming Our Connection to Nature with Dr. Suzanne Ondrus

July 14-16, 2023


Hermits, nature manifestos, and forest bathing? Keep your clothes on as we learn five different writing forms, engage with nature. In conjunction with learning about such topics as Japan's forest bathing, the healing benefits of nature, hermits, and diverse writing forms, we'll channel nature via walks and time outside as a muse for a variety of writing prompts.

Be sure to check out the Public Writing Walls

Letters to Trees- Write an anonymous thank you letter to a tree you love on the sheets of paper on the wall.

Write words you associate with your time at Shawnee State Park in the game room or lobby. Sunday the poet in residence will present a poem inspired by your words.

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Sample the works of Dr. Ondrus

Hear a poem from her award-winning love poetry book Passion Seeds