ENGL 205: Literary Representations of the Natural World

Hey Folks, Andrew Richardson’s teaching a Literature course at Yukon College this semester and it sounds great. Here’s his description, with another fine photo from Amanda Graham. If you’re at all interested in writing about the natural world or enjoy books about the natural world, this class could be just what you need to introduce you to books you can hunker down with this winter.

ENGL 205: Literary Representations of the Natural World–Fall 2008

Instructor, Andrew Richardson

Ever been at a loss for words in the presence of Nature’s grandeur? Well, don’t despair: Others have found the words already!–and you can explore them. Sign up for English 205 and delve into the best writing about the natural world and humanity’s relationship to it. The course syllabus includes controversial GG Award winner Bear, by Marian Engel.

ENGL205 transfers to several universities down south. Course Website: dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/engl205
Prerequisite: completion of a college-level intro to literature course or instructor’s permission. Contact Yukon College for more registration information.

For more information about the course, contact Andrew Richardson directly at:


New Course at Yukon College in Novel Writing

Check out the new course I’m teaching at Yukon College for the Fall and Spring. If you’ve wanted to write a novel but haven’t put a first draft together then come in the Fall to write with us–we’ll be hooking up with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which collects thousands of people online who are all writing a novel’s first draft. If nothing else, this course will kickstart your novel writing!

If you’ve already got a first draft, join us in the Winter of 2009 for the Workshop part of the course, where we’ll be revising, editing and showing each other our chapters, writing synopses, chapter outlines, and such, all to work on the novel we’ve now got in our hands.

Just click on the Introduction to Novel Writing link above to go to the page and learn more.

Join us in September or January! We’ll be a Novel-Writing Battalion meets Support Group. Monday nights, starting in September.