The Literary Language of Nature

Starting Thursday, January 18, the Watershed is offering a course about nature in literature. The classes are part of the Language of Nature series, developed to educate and inspire adults about the natural world. Each course consists of six weeknight classes taught by faculty from local colleges and universities.

Six Thursday evening classes:
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1.18 | 1.25 | 2.1 | 2.8 | 2.15 | 2.22

Course Fee: $140
($90 for members)

The Literary Language of Nature is taught by Dr. Winifred Hughes Spar, Ph.D., former English literature professor at Princeton University. She is the author of a scholarly book published by Princeton University Press, and her poems, many on the subject of nature, have appeared in Poetry Magazine and other journals.

Through reading some classic and contemporary nature prose and poetry, examine how writers from Genesis to modern times have captured the natural world, addressing their own time, even as they transcend it. More than a reading group, this course will open your eyes to the varied terrain of nature in literature. New readings for 2018!

All classes will be held at the Watershed Center in Hopewell. This course does not include field trips. There will be no tests, papers or projects.  All that is required is curiosity about the natural world. Enrollment is limited to 15 people per course.