Course Description

Get Outdoors! Environmental & Adventure Writing in the Digital Age

In this course we will explore the environmental and adventure narrative. Equipped with laptop, camera, and audio and video recorders–the tools of today’s writers–each student will undertake an investigation in the Middlebury area (anything from wind energy to local hunting), then sharpen their skills as writers, focusing on setting, character, and narrative thread. We will read from a wide selection of authors including Joe Kane, Ernest Hemingway, Gretel Ehrlich, Joan Didion, Sebastian Yunger, and Jon Krakauer. Students will explore the line between fiction and nonfiction as they incorporate interviews, photos, audio and video files into their final written and digital projects.

Write Your Own Adventure: from 2011 Middlebury Magazine Online Edition

‘J-term’ expands students opportunities: the Addison Independent, Jan. 12, 2012

teacher: Peter Lourie



Some former classes and class projects

Adventure 15

Journey 15 spring

Adventure 14

Adventure 13

Adventure 12 fall

Adventure 12