The Nature of Cape Cod: Inspiration for Writers, with Morgan Henderson and Bob Prescott
Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00pm on 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27.
Class limited to 20 participants.
Classes will be held at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (291 Us-6, South Wellfleet).
Some of America’s greatest writers have found inspiration in the natural beauty of the Cape ever since Henry David Thoreau walked our beaches centuries ago.
How did writers translate the visual beauty of Cape Cod into important works that capture our “place apart?” This course will examine their seminal works and visit the sites that inspired them. A collaboration between a reader of literature and a master of natural history, this course combines discussions of important writers who’ve found inspiration on Cape Cod with field trips to sites that triggered their imaginations. Morgan will help us examine works by Thoreau (“Cape
Cod”), Beston (“The Outermost House”), Richardson (“The House on Nauset Marsh”), John Hay (“ The Run”) and the Cape poetry of Mary Oliver. And Bob will lead the class in field trips to the locations that inspired their writings.