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Writing Programs

Each program takes 55 minutes to present with additional time needed for questions and answers.

So You Want To Be A Writer…

Presentation So You Want To Be A Wriater

A writer speaks about producing stories you find irresistible and immersing yourself in the process of actualizing your vision. Basics of creativity for teens and above.

Drawing on the Cosmos

Presentation Drawing on the Cosmos

A writer’s journey into the natural world to create character and story. Attendees discover how to incorporate natural phenomena into: 

  •  Setting;
  •  Character development;
  •  Advancing plot;
  •  Reversals; and
  •  Theme.

Participants learn these objectives without bogging down the pace with excessive description. Intended for beginning to advanced writers.

Going Where Joy Takes You 

Presentation Going Where Joy Takes You

Participants explore different paths of:

  •  Story development;
  •  Writing processes;
  •  Research modes;
  •  Character development; and
  •  Intensifying conflict.

Along the way, they will play with points of view, language use, and turning points. Intended for beginning to advanced writers.

Conservation Biology and Master Gardening Programs

 Each program takes 55 minutes to present with additional time needed for questions and answers.

Fresh Water – Here Today and Gone Tomorrow

Presentation Fresh Water - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Conservation biologist and master gardener takes participants from a global view of fresh water through replenishment cycles into where we are now and how each of us can optimize fresh water use. This includes:

  • An overview of aquifer, surface water and groundwater withdrawal and replenishment;
  • Mechanics of subsidence;
  • Historical and current drought conditions;
  • Best methods to incorporate into personal conservation; and
  • Xeriscaping your landscape to minimize water use.

Sustainable Landscape Design

Presentation Sustainable Landscape Design

Conservation biologist and master gardener introduces participants to the main cycles that sustainably feed our planet while exploring ways individuals can replenish the cycles and restore their landscape.

  • Covers the basics of carbon, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and water cycles;
  • Principles of sustainability;
  • How to quantify and qualify site characteristics; and
  • How to integrate best elements of design.

Xeriscape Garden Design

Presentation Xeriscape Landscape Design

Conservation biologist and master gardener clarifies the differences between xeriscape garden design and zero-scapes, then takes participants through a design process for their own landscape problems via:

  • Integration of best natural features;
  • Determination of problem areas;
  • Analyzing microclimates;
  • Reflecting on constraints of hardiness zones along with fire and wildlife areas; and
  • Elements of design that utilize the best plant for the right space.

If you’re interested in booking the author for any of these programs or proposing another topic, simply contact her here.

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