It’s Natural: Grow Your Writing Skills at May Arboretum

Literary It's Natural: Grow Your Writing Skills at May Arboretum

What better way to focus on the essentials of engaging story telling – significant details, changes, and growth –- than in a garden? And the Wilbur May Arboretum is a Reno treasure. Join Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster's Literary Artist, Suzanne Morgan Williams, at the Ranch House in Rancho San Rafael Park for this eight-session, cumulative class. You'll explore the Arboretum and access your experience and memories to create your unique stories whether fiction or non-fiction. You'll participate in interactive lessons, utilize the gardens for related activities, and have time to write. The last session will celebrate your accomplishments. Suzanne is published author of fiction and nonfiction who has taught dozens of writers' workshops across the U.S. and Canada. She is Regional Advisor Emerita for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Nevada Region, an SCBWI Member of the Year, and winner of a Western Heritage Award for her novel, Bull Rider. The class is designed for adults, 55 and older, at all levels – beginners to well-seasoned writers. The activities will build your skills, encourage community, and just be fun. It's sponsored by May Arboretum Society and presented with the support of a Creative Aging Grant from Nevada Arts Council. Registration, limited to 20 participants. is open until class is full or July 14, whichever is first. For questions and/or to register, e-mail or visit

Event Details

Phone: 775.849.9585
Admission: Free
Rated: A - 21 and Over
More Info:

The Ranch House at Rancho San Rafael Park
1595 N. Sierra St.
Reno, NV 89503

Event Schedule

July 5 10:30am - 12pm
July 7 10:30am - 12pm
July 12 10:30am - 12pm
July 14 10:30am - 12pm
July 19 10:30am - 12pm
July 21 10:30am - 12pm
July 26 10:30am - 12pm
July 28 10:30am - 12pm
Gate/Door Time: 10:15am