Bringing Nature to Life in your Writing PLUS Workshop with Mary Beth Magee

Saturday. Nov. 11, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

When writers use nature as part of the story, they add a deeper dimension of heart and meaning to the work. Yet, nature is more than listing the flora and fauna around the scene. Whether you write poetry, fiction or nonfiction, you’ll find many opportunities to incorporate the beauty and drama of nature into your work.

Bring nature (and your writing) to life with a few simple techniques. Author and trainer Mary Beth Magee shares tips and exercises to help you find your voice in nature. Session includes a plus: an hour of free writing time with feedback available. You’ll perk up your writing and perhaps find a whole new topic to cover when you attend this workshop!  Members free, non-member adults $7. Reservations required.


Saturday, November 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a fall field walk around the Arboretum grounds to learn about our native shrubs and trees, tips to identify them, their role in history and culture, and ways to use them in your home landscape with Arboretum Director Pat Drackett. Members free; $5 for non-members. Reservations requested.


FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Opening presentations at the Senior Center of

 South Pearl River County

SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors, music, and demonstrations

Celebrate the early days of the Piney Woods! Historical-themed presentations will open the event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday (free admission!). Saturday’s festivities will feature a variety of musical performances and exhibitors with demonstrations and displays of traditional skills and crafts such as blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, basket-making, and more. Saturday admission, adults $5, children $2. Free for Arboretum members.