Making Space

Four Writers, Four Landscapes, Four Passions


M.F.K. Fisher, prose stylist, gardener, and incomparable cook.

Garden writer/artist/historian Paula Panich  taught a four-session seminar in the Landscape Architecture Program at UCLA Extension in April and May, 2011. The topic is a multi-perspective in-depth look at four special, extremely varied, but fascinating literary gardeners: M.F.K. Fisher, Anton Chekhov, Edith Wharton, and California writer Mary Austin.

Creating a space of one’s own is a fundamental human need, The course explores the arc of early-to-mid 20th-century literary connections among place, landscape, and gardens. Join Paula Panich, writer, teacher, gardener and landscape observer for a series of seminars examining M.F.K. Fisher, Anton Chekhov, Edith Wharton and California writer Mary Austin. Gain insight into the places where we live and places alive in memory. Tea (and other things!) will be served.

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