Nature Writing Workshops
I offer workshops on the craft of nature writing. Please contact me for bookings: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to Your Senses –Saturday, May 13, 1-3 pm Redmond, Oregon–hosted by the Deschutes Public Library
Come to Your Senses—Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm, Klamath Falls—hosted by the Klamath Falls Public Library
I specialize in theme-driven prose, snappy verbs, and audience-targeted writing. I enjoy interviewing scientists and translating their significant work into layperson terms. I often write about birds, wildlife, native plant gardening, wilderness, wild rivers, ancient forests, climate change, sustainability, and ultimately–hope for our planet. And yes–I sprinkle in poetry in my blogs, too.
My services include writing interpretive panels, brochures, reports, articles, essays, opinion, and longer publications.
As a longtime writer and now the book author of the award-winning Halcyon Journey: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher, I’ve valued editors who shape, guide, critique, eliminate wordiness, and retain my voice and style. That’s my intent as well. My editing ranges from revising, rewriting, and editing longer publications for environmental organizations (see Million Pollinator Garden Challenge) to short pieces of personal prose.
“ Marina asks questions that help me clarify what my intentions are. She offers “better” verbs and phrases that make the work come alive. As a new writer, I feel as if I am not only perfecting individual essays but, at the same time, learning the craft of writing. ” – Nova Loverro
A SAMPLING OF MY PUBLISHED WRITING (Also See my Book News Page)
Overturning 150 Years of Science: Lichen Discovery (University of Montana Vision Magazine)
Step Away- Step In: The Nature of Beauty on the Appalachian Trail
Endless Pressure, Endlessly Applied: The Autobiography of an EcoWarrior, by Brock Evans, 2020
The Secret Power of Old Growth (Columbia Insight)
Choose Forest Protection Over Biomass Energy (Several newspapers in Oregon, March 2022)
Blog (beyond my personal blog)
Several for National Wildlife Federation
Junco Rescue (Center for Humans and Nature)
City Kingfisher (Post Road Magazine)
Farewell to Summer (Musepaper)