Writing Wild

Class Information


Wednesday, May 31, 2023


10 AM – 12 PM


One Day Only!


Zoom (Live)








Class Description

Whether writing about our companion animals or about wild places, portraying nature and non-human animals requires honing our senses and deepening our empathy. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll look at the role of nature and non-human animals in stories and learn how to render both with compassion and authenticity.


Through examples and writing prompts, we’ll examine ways you can reveal the natural world in your writing, including establishing setting, doing research, and capturing sensory detail. We’ll also look at how to authentically portray non-human animals in ways that honor their individuality and true selves.


This workshop is for all writers who love the natural world and would like to incorporate its wonders into their work.


Please note that you will receive your Zoom link via email 24 hours before the start of this class. If you enroll in this class less than 24 hours before it begins, please either send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to request your link.    


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.