The City in Nature: Tales From the Urban Wild | Newberry

The City in Nature: Tales From the Urban Wild

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10 am - 4 pm, with lunch break

Led by Carol LaChapelle
This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by May 19): $120
Regular Price (after May 19): $132

Seminar Description

This workshop is for people who want to write about their experiences in urban nature, like encounters with park squirrels, migrating birds, and Chicago’s resident coyotes. We will also write about adventures along our waterways, within nature preserves, and in our own backyards. Participants will get guidance in both describing your experiences and making good stories out of them. The workshop is open to new and practicing writers. One session.

Carol LaChapelle is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. She has taught writing and journal writing workshops in Chicago for 25 years, including at the Newberry Library.

Materials List


  • None

First Readings:

  • You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.