Awaken Your Senses: Write Outside Your Door,
with Corrine Smith

Saturday, June 15, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts

 Get your nature fix, practice mindfulness, shuffle off stress, and become more creative! This is a session that leads us outside to use all of our senses, to be mindful and to pay attention, and to write about what we experience. We will “discover” the neighborhood with fresh eyes and ears. First, we’ll do a few exercises to get our creative juices flowing. Then we’ll explore the natural areas behind the buildings. Along the way, we will use all of our senses to increase our awareness and to relieve daily stresses simultaneously.

We won’t have to go far to find interesting material. Participants are guaranteed to see, hear, and touch something brand-new and intriguing this time, even if they are familiar with this place. And they’ll come away with partial or finished pieces of writing or artwork, too. Feel free to bring your own journal or sketchbook. Small journals and writing utensils will be provided.

Corinne H. Smith is a writer, speaker, and outdoor educator. She is the author of two books and a variety of articles about American author Henry David Thoreau. She has contributed nature-oriented posts to The Roost, the blog for Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau. She lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.