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About the Program

Writing for Animals is a four-week writing program designed to help writers become more effective advocates for animals. Using Writing for Animals as a text, we’ll examine the ways in which writers from myriad genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and activist writing—handle the portrayal of animals in their work. The class sessions will include lectures and discussion as well as in-class writing so that all participants will be able to put into practice the tools they’ll be learning.

Participants will learn:

  • How animal literature has evolved over the past hundred years and where it is headed
  • What anthropomorphism is and how to address it through your writing
  • How to give voices to animals while honoring their true voices
  • How to create characters that pull readers in and open minds and hearts
  • How to deal with inevitable rejection

Participate via Zoom

This program will be hosted live using Zoom. All you’ll need is a computer or smartphone and an internet connection. An hour before each class is scheduled to begin, you’ll receive an email with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom. If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to contact us. for more information.


A limited number of scholarships are available. If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, please contact us no later than December 18, 2021.

Thanks to an overwhelming response, this class is now full.

Please join our mailing list to learn about the next class, and feel free to contact us if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list for early registration. Thank you, writers!

Class Details

Dates: Saturdays, Jan 2 – Jan 23

Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST

Fee: $150 ($99 for early registration)

Instructors: Midge Raymond & John Yunker

Class size is limited


All participants receive a copy of Writing for Animals: New perspectives for writers and instructors to educate and inspire. US participants receive a choice between print and electronic versions. International participants receive an electronic edition (PDF, ePub or Kindle).

Our mission

Ashland Creek Press is an independent, vegan-owned publisher of eco-literature, which includes books in all genres about animals, the environment, and the planet we all call home. We are passionate about books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect.

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