Announcement about Page’s spring trip to Peru…
Because of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, we have indefinitely postponed the 2021 “Weaving Words & Women” adventure. Updates about a possible 2022 trip will be posted here. To make sure you’re on the mailing list for future announcement, please contact Page. Thank you. Stay well and embrace happiness (it helps to hug a tree, especially when we can’t hug each other).
Each day will also be threaded with time to gather as a group so that Page can help us focus our creative energy, teaching us ways to weave together memories of the land, the women, and our adventures in this ancient Incan culture.
Watch the nimble fingers of the women weavers with their vibrant strands of wool.
Open the pages of your journal and weave your own tapestry with words.
Did We Mention the Markets and the Meals?
Where We Stay
When you arrive in Lima, we will arrange for a driver to take you to Casa Bella Miraflores, a small cozy boutique hotel half a block from the Malecon Cisneros,
which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The next morning, the group will take the hotel van back to the Lima airport.
Author of the memoir In Search of Kinship,and the historical novel Shifting Stars, Page Lambert is an advisor for the Rocky Mountain Land Library and a member of the International League of Conservation Writers. She has been writing about the western landscape and leading creative retreats for twenty-two years.
A founding member of Women Writing the West, her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Her writing can be found inside monumental sculptures at the Denver Art Museum, online at Huffington Post, and inside the pages of dozens of anthologies. Recently published works include the essay “Not for Sale” (Langscape Magazine, 2018), “The Rural West” (The Light Shines from the West, Fulcrum Books, 2018), and “Deerstalking” (Memoir Magazine, Guns and People Issue, 2018).
Forthcoming works include essays and poems in WAVES: A Confluence of Women’s Voices (Room of Her Own Foundation, 2019). A recipient of two Literary Fellowships from the Wyoming Arts Council, Page designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver’s Professional Creative Writing Master’s Program. She writes the popular blog All Things Literary/All Things Natural from her mountain home west of Denver, Colorado.
Page’s co-guide, Brenda Porter, holds a degree in Biology Education and an MA in Nonprofit Management and has been guiding outdoor and international trips since 1994. Her love of world travel and cultures began with a high school cultural exchange in India. She has lived in a rural village in Honduras, worked in women’s community development as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and trekked throughout Central America, to Machu Picchu, and to the top of Kilimanjaro. She is an avid backpacker, yoga instructor, watercolor artist, gardener, and naturalist.
True Nature Journeys is a small travel company dedicated to international travel and wilderness quests that explore the essence of being human. Its founder, Laura Tyson, has been leading wilderness groups, international trips, and personal retreats for over 25 years. Page and Laura first worked together when Laura was the executive director of The Women’s Wilderness Institute and she invited Page to co-lead a five-day writing and canoeing adventure on the Green River in Utah. Putting the first Peru trip together with Page in 2012 was another perfect joint venture.
Laura’s company offers custom trips throughout the world, exploring the people, cultures, and landscapes of our planet through creative expression, and supports transformational travel, a powerful way to shift the course of one’s life by welcoming adventure and the unknown that comes with authentic, nonconventional travel. Conventional adventure travel and tourism is often approached as a way to collect experiences, in the same way that we collect material goods – checking off a list or “possessing” an experience in photographs or memories. To approach an experience from the viewpoint of transformational travel, however, is to be willing to be changed by the experience, to be willing to jump from the edge of known territory, giving one’s self completely over to the experience so that whatever unfolds becomes a gift.
Laura holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, and has held roles of psychotherapist, wilderness guide, poet, writer, and nonprofit consultant. She currently directs and leads CenterPoint Retreats, an outdoor recovery program for women veterans. Her international guiding work combines her passions for empowering women and men to live vibrant lives, move beyond their self-perceptions, and explore the landscapes and cultures of our beautiful planet.
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