Good storytelling involves elements of conflict, tension, climactic action, observational detail, characterization, and resolution that are not always found in nature writing. The wild world of Point Reyes and the drama of outdoor life offers countless opportunities for good storytelling. Author, naturalist, and instructor Rebecca Lawton will lead a two-day investigation into Nature as inspiration for a good story. With plenty of retreat time for writing, workshops with optional sharing, exploration of the National Seashore, and dialoguing on story craft, participants will further a work in progress, get started on something new, and find solutions for problem passages. We will use our keen observation of both the natural world and language to craft stories that engage, move, satisfy—and bring in the wild world that inspires us. All levels welcome. Accommodations included at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.