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My Grand Canyon Writing Workshop Registration Opens Today!

November 19, 2014

What a journey! My barefoot wandering and writing is now leading back to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, where I spent three weeks as Artist-in-Residence during June of 2011.  This past summer, the Grand Canyon Field Institute accepted my proposal to present a four-day creative writing workshop on the North Rim; today marks the first day of registration for this and all their other wonderful programs.

Here’s the link for any interested writers out there: https://www.grandcanyon.org/learn/grand-canyon-field-institute/classes-tours/writing-edge

. . . and here’s the blurb from the class info page:

It’s been said that the Grand Canyon defies words. With this workshop we plan to put this theory to the test! Participants will use nature—both around them, in the Grand Canyon’s beautiful environment, and within them, through thoughts, associations, and memories—as a catalyst for creative writing.

The North Rim – our base of operations – is an astonishing place that not only offers the expected “grand” vistas, but also rewards intimate observation. A key aspect of this workshop will include wandering the trails of the North Rim through a series of light hikes with wide-open eyes, ears, and noses.

By combining some very practical techniques of observation with a variety of imaginative writing invitations, participants will have many opportunities to connect with this place and deepen that connection through writing in prose or poetry.

This class is open to participants of all skill levels. Complimentary camping available.

No shoes required! Please consider joining me on this adventure in one of the world’s Grand places!

I want to fill this page with !!!!, I’m so excited about this! TBTG! (Thanks be to God . . . )

Here’s a few North Rim photos from the files:

On the road to Pt. Sublime, wild strawberry.

On the road to Pt. Sublime, wild strawberry.

Claret cup cactus at Cape Final.

Claret cup cactus at Cape Final.

Looking up along the North Kaibab trail.

Looking up along the North Kaibab trail.

Ponderosa friends out in the forest.

Ponderosa friends out in the forest.

Lots of Canyon views to enjoy.

Lots of Canyon views to enjoy.

Canyon shadow friend.

Canyon shadow friend.

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