Donna Kaz

Nature Writing: Poetry and Prose Workshop with Donna Kaz

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents Nature Writing: Poetry and Prose Workshop with Donna Kaz on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Tuition is $30 for Academy members and $35 for non-members. To register, please see

Participants will explore the unique landscape of summer and will be guided through examples of how poets like Mary Oliver and Robert Frost use their environment to inspire their writing styles. The class will take a stroll through the great outdoors of a nearby Columbia Land Conservancy site and return to the Academy for lunch (BYO) and writing exercises.

“Nature is full of inspiration and can easily serve as a muse for writers,” says Kaz, director of the Academy’s All Write Columbia Writers Conference, activist, and author of “The Sweetgum Trilogy”—a cycle of plays that explores the invisible thread between humans and the natural world. “Bring paper and pen and leave with a short journal entry, prose piece, or poem about how you connect to the landscape around you. No writing experience necessary—only a love of reading and writing about the beauty and wonder of nature.”

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact


Jun 15 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY
Spencertown Academy Arts Center


Spencertown Academy Arts Center

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