"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom."
This five-session creative writing class at the Museum, taught by Hannah Tinti, will focus on the natural world, with each session held in a different gallery. We will read excerpts from Theodore Roosevelt’s notebooks and those of other great nature writers, and draw on the exhibits for on-site writing exercises and prompts. Grounding each student in the basics of nature writing, the instructor will also provide tips on description, structure, research, setting, and theme to complete their own writing projects. This class is open to beginners, as well as any writer looking to take their work to the next level.
About Hannah Tinti: Hannah Tinti’s short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. Hannah is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Story magazine, and received the 2009 PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing. Recently, she joined the Public Radio program Selected Shorts as their Literary Commentator. She teaches writing at Columbia University’s Graduate Creative Writing program. For more information, visit www.hannahtinti.com.