About our next Writing for Animals class, beginning March 2

We are thrilled to once again offer a live Zoom class for Writing for Animals — this one begins on March 2, and we wanted to share a little bit about what you’ll be learning … as well as share some news and successes of our wonderful Writing for Animals alumni. This four-week class features …

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Writing to Animals

Our friend Philip McKibbin has created an exciting website designed to engage with New Zealanders and the animals they share their islands with. The website is called Animals Inbox. It presents messages written on behalf of the animals of Aotearoa New Zealand, and readers are invited to write back. The project aims to promote critical …

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Writing in the new year

Happy new year! As we all know, a new year is the perfect time for such resolutions as writing. Whether it’s getting back to an unfinished project or starting a new one, we can all use a little inspiration to get our creative energies jump-started in 2022. Fortunately, many of our wonderful Ashland Creek Press …

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Animals in literature

We didn’t know this when we published Writing for Animals in 2018, or when we launched our Writing for Animals class in January of this year, but animals have appeared in literature less and less frequently since the middle of the nineteenth century, according to a recent study in People and Nature. For this study, …

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Join us for a Writing for Animals Open Mic!

We are thrilled to have just finished another 4-week Writing for Animals class, and we also have quite a few students who are doing our online, self-paced program. To celebrate the incredible writing being done on behalf of animals, we are hosting a Writing for Animals Open Mic reading on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4 …

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