Join Robert Chesney for an intriguing day in the country combining poetry and nature. The day will include poetry readings and analysis of transcendental poets such as Thoreau and Emerson, poetry writing workshop, a guided nature walk, and more. Robert says everyone has a message to share concerning nature, and the poem is THE message.
Robert holds a Master’s degree in literature from Marquette University, has taught high school English for 34 years, and volunteers as a teacher naturalist at Saukville’s Riveredge Nature Center. A longtime member of Wisconsin Writers Association and Moraine Writers Guild, his work has appeared in Creative Wisconsin, Life Story magazine and other publications. His award-winning story “Gottlieb’s Charge” appeared in the Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, and he produces their Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter newsletter. His poem about French artist Claude Monet’s home appeared in The Blue Heron Review’s July 2016 issue.
Cost for the workshop is $45 which includes lunch in the Cedar Valley dining room, as well as a late afternoon wine reception to share and review the day’s works.