Workshop: Reading and Writing Place - Exploring Our Connection to Landscape

Join award-winning author and environmental journalist Megan Mayhew-Bergman for a workshop on "Reading and Writing Place - Exploring Our Connection to Landscape." 

Time: April 2, 1-2:30 PM EST

Place: Hybrid: in-person at the Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts & Education in Cambridge NY or via Zoom

Cost: $40 (includes a signed copy of Megan's latest book, How Strange a Season.), or $20 (workshop only, no book). If you'd like to join but are unable to afford, please contact

Advance registration and payment are required. Please call Battenkill Books at 518-677-2515 to sign up.

In this workshop, Megan will talk about ways to begin or enhance place-based writing. She will discuss craft elements - reading excerpts from Jamaica Kincaid, Rachel Carson, Rick Bass, Robin Kimmerer, and Vladimir Nabokov - and give participants writing exercises to prompt new and deeper work. Megan will talk about the important flow between person and place and how they shape one another, how to break into environmental writing, and will leave room for Q&A.  

About Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise. Her short fiction has appeared in two volumes of The Best American Short Stories and on NPR's Selected Shorts. She has written columns on climate change and the natural world for The Guardian and The Paris Review. Her work has been featured in The New York TimesThe New YorkerTin HousePloughsharesOxford AmericanOrion, and elsewhere. She teaches literature and environmental writing at Middlebury College, where she also serves as director of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference. She lives on a small farm in Vermont.

Author photo by Nina Subin. 

Event date: 

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts & Education
25 East Main St. (parking available off of Washington St.)
Cambridge, NY 12816

Author Photo: 

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