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Writing with Plants
A Creative Writing Class
March 29 & April 5

Online via ZOOM

Sam Nelson

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A Creative Writing Class

March 29 & April 5

Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM

Two-part class

Plants aren't just pretty. They think, act, teach, tell stories, and even influence us. In this class, we'll discuss ideas to creatively write about plants (and with plants). Together, we'll explore botany through literary arts and reflect on our personal relationships to plants, gardens, and ecosystems in a new and meaningful way. This class is open to writers of all levels and interests. It will be a mix of plant ecology, philosophy, and creative writing across blended areas.

Get to know your instructor:

Sam Nelson is a published writer, teacher, and naturalist. He recently graduated from University of Utah's Environmental Humanities program while working with Red Butte Garden and Tree Utah on plant education. He's now an urban forester in Washington, D.C. where he plants trees at schools because trees are the coolest vascular plants on Earth. Learn more at