About this course
Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape
Author: Dr. Jennifer J. Wilhoit
Opens for Registration: Ongoing
Course Length: On-Demand, Full Access Upon Registration
Fee: $ 25. USD
If using the book with ten or more people, course is free
Refund Policy: No refunds.
You might be interested in taking this course if:
- You are using Writing on the Landscape in a classroom or with a group of students.
- You have students/group participants who want or need to write.
- You have students/group participants who want to develop practices that can help them get to the writing page.
- You have students/group participants who love the natural world and want to express that via the written word.
- You have students/group participants who want practical tools for creating and being compassionate with themselves.
- You have students/group participants who want to hone nature-based and writing practices for use in any situation.
- You have students/group participants who want to explore how writing deeply can enhance their life.
- You have students/group participants who want to understand how an engaged experience of the natural world can invigorate their writing.
- You have students/group participants who enjoy new experiences and want to learn through doing.
- You have students/group participants who are interested in an ongoing set of writing practices and earth practices that can be used long after the course ends.
- You've read Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew and want additional information from the author about how to use this book in a group setting.
Some comments about the book include:
“I have begun to read your lovely book. Already you remind me—in tone, perspective, word choice, and convictions—of one of my favorite Southern writers, Eudora Welty.” (Dr. H. Bruce Rinker, Author, Ecologist, Explorer, Educator)
“Writing on the Landscape touches my mind, heart, body, and spirit. My own thinking, writing, and nature-fueled philosophy of life resonate with Dr. Wilhoit’s entertaining and inspirational guide to writing and nature. Dr. Wilhoit narrates a journey, demonstrating how vital balance is in our pursuit of writing, as well as in our pursuit of life. And she evidences convincingly that we can achieve wholeness through conscious, reflective, and introspective immersion in nature. Dr. Wilhoit observes simply that the principal point of this book is the pairing of nature and writing toward being complete." (Stephen B. Jones, PhD Author, Co-Founder of Antioch’s Nature Based Leadership Institute; Founder of Great Blue Heron, LLC)
"Oh, what inspiring writing by Jennifer J. Wilhoit! As I read Writing on the Landscape, her words sparked my yearning to reach for my journal and pen to write. Her descriptions of nature are, hands down, some of the most poetic prose I have read." (Lisa D. McCall, Author, Public Health Researcher, Life Coach)
"[This is] a great book for laypersons, students and writers. The author, Jennifer Wilhoit is a colleague and friend that promotes transformative learning and embodiment in a way that is complementary to transformative and liberation pedagogies. I have thoroughly enjoyed it cover to cover; it is theoretically sound and filled with practical activities that engage presentational and propositional ways of knowing." (Donald Proby, Mediator, Peacebuilder, Ed.D Candidate)
Upon successful registration you will have access to the following topics:
welcome, purpose of the practices, logistical tips, questions for deeper inquiry, combining practices, dealing with novelty, resources for instructor/facilitator, resources for students ...
You will also find links to additional information that can support your class/group.
How the Course Works
The Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape is accessible online.
- You must have a copy of the book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew in order for this guide to make sense. Each student/group participant should have their own copy of the book as well.
To order the book from the publisher, click this link: WOTL.
You may also purchase the book (hardcover and paperback) through your local independent bookseller, on Amazon (U.S. and Canada), or contact me for additional information.
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD is a published author, spiritual ecologist, research scholar, editor, writing mentor, hospice/bereavement volunteer, life and nature guide, consultant, and peacemaker. She has designed, implemented, and taught interdisciplinary curricula in a variety of subjects for all levels including graduate (MA and PhD) courses. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship - what she calls “the inner/outer landscape.” Her most recent books include Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew (2017) and Weaned Seals and Snowy Summits: Stories of Passion for Place and Everyday Nature (2019, co-authored with Stephen B. Jones, Ph.D.). Jennifer founded TEALarbor stories through which she compassionately mentors writers, facilitates story & nature guiding experiences, supports people in life transition, consults, & mediates conflicts. In addition to her one-on-one work with clients, Jennifer also offers presentations, workshops, and retreats. She is a partner with the Charter for Compassion. Jennifer was honored to present her compassionate nature and spirit writing practices at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions. When she is not writing or working, she spends time hiking and making beauty in natural landscapes, reading, traveling (internationally, as often as possible), and dabbling in creative arts. Jennifer’s soul thrives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape where she lives.
PhD: Environmental Studies (Crafts Coops & Protected Areas)
MA: Education (Intercultural, Environmental Group Learning)
BA: Liberal Arts (Ecology & Spirituality, Special Education, Spanish)
Founder/Private Practice; Spiritual Ecologist; Published Author; Peacemaker
Mentor, Editor, Consultant, Faculty, Environmental Researcher, Speaker, Conflict Coach/Support, Inner/Outer Landscape Guide, Wilderness Guide Assistant
Writing & Reading, Ecology, Arts & Creativity, Compassion, Community Service, Hospice, Photography, Spirituality, Travel