Led by Kateri Kosek
Bartholomew’s Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls, 10:30 a.m.
In this first half of the Writing About Place workshop, we will consider how place can serve as a vehicle for stories and discoveries of a more personal nature, as well as how an awareness of place might extend to community action and a larger environmental consciousness. Kateri Kosek will lead a bird/nature walk at the Cobble (bring binoculars if you have them), and afterwards, through writing exercises, we’ll attempt to find links between the self and the natural world, both near and far.
Kateri Kosek’s poetry and essays have appeared in Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Terrain.org, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals. Her poetry and personal essays lean toward environmentally-conscious, place-oriented writing inspired by the natural world. An avid birder, she also enjoys penning a monthly birding column for The Poughkeepsie Journal. Kosek grew up in the Hudson Valley and now lives in northwest Connecticut, near the banks of the Housatonic River. She teaches English at Marist College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and mentors in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University, where she earned her MFA.