Workshop with author Michael Pyle


March 14, 2024

Robert Michael Pyle, award-winning author and ecologist, will host a Writing Workshop on Saturday, March 30th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a private residence in Astoria. Registration for this event is limited, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of attendance is $120, or $105 for Guild members.

The workshop will include an afternoon of immersing in nature, open writing time, and discussions with author Bob Pyle. Topics include advice, writing strategies, and rhetorical approaches that Pyle has used during his award-winning nature-writing career. Registration for this workshop is available at

Bob Pyle has lived, written, and studied natural history in the Willapa rain for 45 years. His book Wintergreen is considered a Northwest classic. His 27 others include ten nonfiction titles, eight butterfly books, four poetry collections, and one novel, Magdalena Mountain, with a sequel in progress. The recent Tidewater Reach is a love song to the Lower Columbia, and Nature Matrix has been called "a master noticer's lifework." His latest collection, The Last Man in Willapa, has just been published by Texas Tech University Press. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim Fellow, Pyle has received awards both for his writing and for his work in conservation biology. The late Brian Doyle called him "one of the best nature writers in the world, period.”

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