Summer Nature Writing Workshops and Retreats 2018

Contact Jack Phillips for more details and to register for these workshops and retreats.

Nature Writing Retreat: Poetics of Sticky Mysteries



Nature Writing Workshop: Poetics of Sticky Mysteries with mycologist Katie Thompson and poet Genevieve Williams. Saturday, June 23, 9am – 4pm. Tuition: $35 ($10 for TNS members).* See faculty page for presenter bios.

This will be a contemplative yet active day of exploring the secret worlds of fungi and kin through the mindfulness that writing poetry can bring.** The day will include rugged hiking and quiet solitude in the woods. (A yoga mat will be handy!) Art of Mindful Walking and Wild Contemplation: a morning of quiet walking and writing with Jack Phillips and TNS faculty. Sunday, June 24th, 8:30am  – noon, optional afternoon session. Tuition: $20 (free for Saturday retreat participants and TNS members.)*

*A cool cabin will be open for breaks. Participants coming for both days have the option of camping overnight or renting a cabin. Visit for availability and contact Jack for more details about sharing a cabin and what to bring. **Warning: May contain yoga.


Writing with our Feet: poetry a the path into nature.

A Sunday retreat with Genevieve Williams and Jack Phillips. July 29th, Waubonsie State Park. Tuition: $35; free to TNS members and full time students. Contact Jack for more details and to register.


*Photography by Robert Smith.