Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for a free online event with bestselling author of Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh) with her latest creation, Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World, an important exploration of 25 women writers whose works have changed the way we look at Nature. Featured writers include Rebecca Solnit, Dorothy Wordsworth, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Gretel Ehrlich, Lauret Savoy, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, and more.
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In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization, yet they all share a bold authenticity that makes their work both distinct and universal.
Part travel essay, literary biography, and cultural history, Writing Wild ventures into the landscapes and lives of extraordinary writers and encourages a new generation of women to pick up their pens, head outdoors, and start writing wild.
Kathryn Aalto is an American landscape designer, historian, writer, and lecturer living in Exeter, England. She has master's degrees in garden history and creative nonfiction with a particular interest in literary landscapes. Before her expat life, she taught American Literature of Nature and Place in the Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and Garden Communicators International.