Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00am – Noon
Spectacular, Wild, Precarious!
Yellowstone National Park has been a source of inspiration for more than a century. At times called “Wonderland,” “Colter’s Hell,” and Mi tse a-da-zi by the Hidatsa people, more than four million nature lovers make a pilgrimage to this place each year. In this same spirit of discovery and wonder, we will use Yellowstone as a lens to examine our own writing.
During our time together, we will use the park as metaphor and structure to reinvigorate and let a little wildness in to our writing. We will experiment with the terrain and landscape of our work. There will also be a discussion about what the ecology of our personal vision and voice may look like. Be prepared to compose some new work based on provided prompts.
Please bring one or two short poetic pieces/fragments that don’t want to come together for you and a photograph (on your phone/tablet/laptop is great) of an outdoor place you love. Plan on having fun and maybe even learning a thing or two about the “Serengeti of North America.”