Midcoast Conservancy will host a writing class, led by author Linda Buckmaster, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, located at 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson, on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be limited to 15 participants.

Called “Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World,” the workshop is for writers of all levels and interests. Writing poetry or prose, each participant will work at their own level. Writing about place involves working with elements that make a specific place unique — layers of history, people, the natural world and human culture. Writers might be advocates, critics or simply lovers of a place.

Through writing prompts and activities both inside and outdoors, participants will play with words, experiences and experiments. A small packet of reading materials will be available the week before the workshop. The group will maintain a safe environment so participants can feel comfortable trying new things.

Buckmaster is a place-based writer who has lived within a block of the Atlantic Ocean most of her life. A former poet laureate of Belfast, her poetry, essays and fiction have appeared in over 40 journals and five anthologies. She taught in the University of Maine system for 25 years and is currently working on a literary journey across the North Atlantic following the cod.

The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit midcoastconservancy.org/events.