The Grand Canyon
Writing to Save the Places We Love
Why Our Stories Matter
WRITING TO SAVE THE PLACES WE LOVE: Why Our Stories Matter
A special Grand Canyon Field Institute “Canyon a la Carte” offering
Writing personal stories about the landscapes we love is a radical act. A protective act. A celebratory act. Even an act of desperation. It is a public declaration of our devotion to Place. Do places tell us who we are? How does an exploration of outer landscape help in the exploration of inner landscape? How do we learn the language of the land? These questions, and more, will be explored during your group’s custom writing retreat at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, designed by author Page Lambert, recipient of the 2009 Orlando Nonfiction Award. Secluded scenic overlooks provide the backdrop for this unique event. Inspiration for writing facilitation is drawn from poets Mary Oliver and Pablo Neruda, and books such as Wisdom Sits in Places, The Spell of the Sensuous, Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Us, and Creating Fiction from Experience.
Note: Page can customize the “Writing to Save the Places We Love” workshop for any venue (indoors or outdoors) and will be offering a winter workshop at Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden, Colorado. Check back for further details.
"Any workshop or retreat with Page is an amazing experience. Her river trips and retreats are life-changing, combining much laughter and perhaps a few tears as you plumb your depths to write things you never thought you could. She brings out the best in you, and teaches you not only how-to, but can-do. I highly recommend anything that has Page as teacher.” – Phyllis Dugan, past president of Wyoming Writers