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Writing with the Woods: A Poetry Workshop with Arianne True
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Hone your skills of observation and deepen your relationship with trees, ferns, slugs, and the whole forest crew as we get curious about how structures we see in nature can shape our writing. Arianne True will guide students on a walk in the woods followed by writing and discussion back at the art museum in this focused workshop. An interest in discovering the richness of the island’s tree-rich spaces and an eagerness with words are all that are required.

About the Instructor

Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet, naturalist, and folk artist from Seattle. She teaches and mentors groups of writers around the Sound and worked for years as an educator in temperate rainforests and on intertidal beaches, and she loves bringing these two spaces together. Arianne has received writing fellowships from Jack Straw and the Hugo House and is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. You can find her work online at ariannetrue.com.

Health & Safety Policy

BIMA requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees 12 years of age and older at programs held in the Frank Buxton Auditorium or BIMA Classroom. Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about this policy here.


Oct 16, 2021
1:00pm – 4:00pm


BIMA Classroom



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