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Many of us feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of climate change. We mourn the myriad impacts to our earth and her inhabitants.

In this four-week series, we will read and discuss contemporary literature on the natural world and our place—as humans—within this delicate ecosystem. Participants are welcomed to respond in poetic, prose, or hybrid forms of writing. The goal of this course is to provide class participants a forum to express, through narrative, their concerns, emotions, and activist concepts.

Prior to Week #1, I will provide PDF packet of readings, followed by weekly writing prompts. Our workshop time will be divided between discussion of participants’ work and the readings. I will also provide individual written feedback on one submission per participant.


About the instructor:

Nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and The Millions, Dina Greenberg’s writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Pembroke Magazine, Split Rock Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Barely South, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. The opening chapters of her novel Nermina’s Chance were recently featured at Embark. Dina earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. Dina enjoys the privilege of teaching creative writing to a multi-generational group of community participants at the Cameron Art Museum, and also provides one-on-one writing coaching for victims of trauma. Much of her work is available at www.dinagreenberg.com.


Greenberg – Wednesdays, July 8th – July 29th, 6-8pm (Online)


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!