Saturday, March 31, 2012

Summer Writing Workshops

This summer, UCSC Environmental Studies lecturer and research associate Sarah Rabkin will be offering a five-day writing retreat in the northern Sierra Nevada and two workshops at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, on the Oregon coast.

July 15-20, 2012
on California's North Yuba River
High Country Writing Retreat
San Francisco State University Sierra Nevada Field Campus
35400
Highway 49, Sattley, CA
jrblair@sfsu.edu
http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/
Take inspiration from the Sierra's spiced air and rushing waters. Explore the Lakes Basin, Sierra Buttes, Yuba River, & Sierra Valley. Group sessions provide guidance and prompts as well as time to write and share work without judgment. Unstructured periods allow for individual writing, wandering, and optional one-on-one instructor conferences. Bring a writing project in progress, an empty notebook ready to be filled, or both. For new and experienced writers.

August 20-21, 2012
at Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast
Writing at the Edge
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
56605
Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368
info@sitkacenter.org
www.sitkacenter.org
At the lip of a continent or the limits of propriety, edges are jumping-off places—unsettling and exhilarating. Write poetry and prose inspired by edges of all kinds. Instruction, readings, and writing time will connect you with whatever is poised to take flight.

August 22, 2012
at Cascade
Head on the Oregon Coast
Writing the Image, Drawing the Text
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
56605
Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368
info@sitkacenter.org
www.sitkacenter.org
Paint images in language; draw pictures from your words. Create illuminated notebook pages by moving between visual and verbal expression—a refreshing way to jump-start ideas and tap the creative well. Work in graphite pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, or any other portable medium. Enjoy this well-tended haven for  reative expression at a headland preserve of native coastal prairie and old-growth Sitka spruce forest. All skill levels are welcome.

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