Inspired by Nature featuring Nature Writing Workshop and Craft Talk

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022. Various events from 9am to 6 pm.

Where: Historic Cane Hill College Building — 14219 College Rd, Canehill, AR, 72717.

Get away to Cane Hill for a series of events inspired by nature. Activities throughout the day will give visitors opportunities to connect to the natural surroundings of the Ozarks community.

Join us for a forest therapy (forest bathing) session along the Jordan Creek trails by Lori Carter, a writing workshop, a cooking demonstration with Ozark Natural Foods chef Heather Artripe, outdoor yoga with Jimmye Whitfield of Wattle Hollow Retreat Center, and poetry and prose readings and discussion of the craft of writing with inspiration from nature.


9:00 am – Forest bathing pre-workshop session with Lori Carter, certified forest therapy guide based in Northwest Arkansas (registration is limited to 25 people).

10:00am – Full forest bathing walk with Lori Carter (registration is limited to 15 people). 

10:00 am – Nature Writing Workshop with Geffrey Davis and Toni Jensen (registration is limited to 25 people) – This intimate writing workshop is geared toward beginning or aspiring writers to encourage artistic exploration of the intersection between natural and human habitats.

12:00 pm – Lunch available for purchase from Ozark Natural Foods.

1:00 pm – Cooking demonstration in the College with Ozark Natural Foods chef, Heather Artripe.

3:00 pm – Outdoor yoga session with Jimmye Whitfield, certified yoga instructor with Wattle Hollow Retreat Center.

5:00 pm – Author Talk and Reading – Geffrey Davis, award-winning poet and author of Night Angler and Revising the Storm and Toni Jensen, NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient and author of Carry, will read from their books and discuss their writing.*

If you are a writer, a naturalist, or simply desire a creative outlet or a connection to the natural world, please join us for one or all of these activities. Each is free to register! However, lunch will be available for purchase.

* Part of the Habitat Humanities Series of programs, focusing on the connections between human and natural habitats.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thank you to all of our Habitat sponsors for helping us bring these experiences to Northwest Arkansas!

Admittance is free for each event except lunch, but we ask that you register for any you plan to attend!


If you plan to attend the lunch, you may register and pre-pay here: