Nature-Inspired Writing Workshop


Nature-Inspired Writing Workshop

Let the Bloedel Reserve's beauty inform and contribute to your writing and creative process, regardless of genre.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 9/10/2023 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sun, 9/10/2023


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No Prerequisite, Class, Off-Site

Bloedel Reserve

Fiction, Poetry


In this BARN workshop at the Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre forest garden, you'll experience the nature/creativity connection, be guided through free writing and practice, learn ways to bring nature into your writing and creative processes, and receive feedback on how your projects can incorporate these practices.

Appropriate for all authors and aspiring writers,  the practices can be effective regardless of genre. Spending guided time outside roaming or sitting on the Reserve will be a significant aspect of this workshop.

The students and instructor will create a nurturing, nourishing, creative environment so everyone can flourish. Using TEALarbor stories’ signature practices (TEALarbor stories was founded by the instructor) and processes (rooted in spiritual ecology, overcoming creative blocks, and inner/outer landscape exploration), you will have an opportunity to engage your work and play through new perspectives.


  • You will need to purchase your ticket to Bloedel Reserve in advance of the class. Visit their website page Open Hours & Admission Prices at Bloedel Reserve
  • Bring a few pens, a journal (preferably unlined), weather-appropriate clothing and gear, snack/lunch (if staying for the Landscape Collage Workshop, also set at the Reserve) and water bottle, as well as an open heart and mind.

Class Policies

    Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Jennifer Wilhoit

Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is a published author, spiritual ecologist, and the founder of "TEALarbor stories." She compassionately supports people’s creative and healing processes by drawing from nature’s wisdom. Her clients variously call her their mentor, healer, editor, and guide. Jennifer also is a longtime hospice volunteer. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship. She has been researching and developing her practice around this “inner/outer landscape” philosophy for more than 25 years.

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