Ed Kanze presents ‘Telling Your Story’ workshop Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE – Professional writer Ed Kanze will present “Telling Your Story” at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, part of the senior residence’s Road to Retirement Series.

This free one-hour workshop is aimed at helping seniors, retirees and others take life experiences and turn them into stories for family, friends and, if desired, the rest of the world.

Kanze has been writing nature columns weekly for newspapers downstate and in Connecticut since 1987. He has published more than 1,300 columns, is a contributing editor at Bird Watcher’s Digest, writes the “Wild Side” column for the Adirondack Explorer magazine and is a frequent contributor at Adirondack Life magazine. His published books include “Over the Mountain and Home Again: Journeys of an Adirondack Naturalist,” “The World of John Burroughs,” “Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey” and “Notes from New Zealand.” His newest book combines natural history, personal history and Adirondack family history dating back to 1797, and will be published in the summer of 2014. The PBS documentary “The Adirondacks” featured Kanze and his nature writing, and his weekly “All Things Natural” podcast can be listened to on Mountain Lake PBS’ “Borderless North” website,

Kanze is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors. He lives in Bloomingdale with his wife Debbie and children, Ned and Tasman.

The Road to Retirement Series features programs related to the opportunities and challenges of retiring, focusing on services and resources that can help people retire successfully and happily.

Those attending are asked to bring a pen and writing pad. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-891-7117.