Nature writing workshop with Chris Niskanen

Chris Niskanen, author of "Priairie, Lake Forest: Minnesota State Parks," conducts a workshop on nature writing from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at Warner Nature Center.

The workshop focuses on the importance of imagery, point of view, pace, and dialogue in good nature writing.

Niskanen is the former outdoors editor for the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" and current communications director for the state Department of Natural Resources.

The workshop includes a guided hike of the Nature Center’s Trail. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Cold drinks will be provided. The cost is $60 for members of ArtReach St Croix and Friends of Warner and $65 for all others. Registration is required. Sign-up online at

Warner Nature Center is located at 15375 Norell Ave North in Marine on the St. Croix.

This event is part of ArtReach St. Croix’s Literary Arts programming supported by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.