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Writing on the Lanscape


Writing on the Lanscape


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May 8, 2018; 8:00am Pacific Time 

About the Author: 

Jennifer J. Wilhoit, PhD is a spiritual ecologist, the founder of TEALarbor stories, and the author of books, articles, and blogs focused on the inner/outer landscape. Visit her online at: 

About the Book:

Writing on the Landscape offers a way through some of the challenges we face when we write, including difficulties in daily life that impede our progress. Writing and nature-based practices that we do repeatedly over time can more deeply connect us to the earth and to ourselves, thus enhancing our written outcome. This book uses rich language to inspire anyone compelled to write or live more fully in connection with self and nature. Writing on the Landscape is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked writers to become unstuck. Based on a narrow slice of TEALarbor stories' work, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew is especially for aspiring writers, nature lovers, and those who want to deepen their lived expression of their humanity as part of the natural world.

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 “I have begun to read your lovely book. Already you remind me—in tone, perspective, word choice, and convictions—of one of my favorite Southern writers, Eudora Welty.”

—Dr. H. Bruce Rinker, Author, Ecologist, Explorer, Educator

“Writing on the Landscape touches my mind, heart, body, and spirit. The author and I are kindred souls. My own thinking, writing, and nature-fueled philosophy of life resonate with Dr. Wilhoit’s entertaining and inspirational guide to writing and nature. Dr. Wilhoit narrates a journey, demonstrating how vital balance is in our pursuit of writing, as well as in our pursuit of life. And she evidences convincingly that we can achieve wholeness through conscious, reflective, and introspective immersion in nature. Dr. Wilhoit observes simply that the principal point of this book is the pairing of nature and writing toward being complete. Writing on the Landscape explores the sense of wholeness we feel when we engage a few simple, easy to exercise practices … deep and guided, step-by-step interactions with nature and its elements: land-, sea-, and sky-scapes. ‘The voices of the earth speak deeply and clearly to a writer.’ Dr. Wilhoit brings joy to writing through her own revelations: ‘I am in love with writing; writing seduces me. I am in the landscape of my soul. I write from the very core of who I am. That is what the natural world does for me and for my writing no matter where I am.’ Join Dr. Wilhoit and begin your own journey through the terrain of writing and nature.”

—Stephen B. Jones, PhD, Author of Nature Based Leadership and Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading; Co-Founder of Antioch University New England’s Nature Based Leadership Institute; Founder of Great Blue Heron, LLC  

“Oh, what inspiring writing by Jennifer J. Wilhoit! As I read Writing on the Landscape, her words sparked my yearning to reach for my journal and pen to write. Her descriptions of nature are, hands down, some of the most poetic prose I have read. One can tell how much her soul has been infused with the energy and healing of the natural world. It is like having a writing coach, but in book form that is handy and always close by to be your muse. It is a wonderful tool because I’m not sure any book offers writers help with writing quite like this one. Many focus on the logistics of the writing process but Jennifer provides an expanded and deepened approach. Writing on the Landscapeoffers an approach based in nature practices and achieving wholeness that will not only inspire people to gear up and begin writing, but for writers to reconnect with what has stalled in their writing process as well.”

—Lisa D. McCall, Author of The Rhythm of the Soul

“[This is] a great book for laypersons, students, and writers. The author, Jennifer Wilhoit, is a colleague and friend that promotes transformative learning and embodiment in a way that is complementary to transformative and liberation pedagogies. I have thoroughly enjoyed it cover to cover; it is theoretically sound and filled with practical activities that engage presentational and propositional ways of knowing.”

—Donald Proby, Mediator, Peacemaker, Ed.D. Candidate