Wild Poetry at Hart's Pass
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:00 AM to Sun Aug 03, 2014 04:00 PM|
|Where||Harts Pass/ Heather Meadows|
|General Tuition (age 18+)||$250.00|
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Join the founder and executive director of North Cascades Institute and one of our longest-serving writing instructors in the incomparable Harts Pass high country for a weekend of poetry, natural history, exploration and camaraderie.
We'll meet at Harts Pass campground Friday afternoon, set up camp, get-acquainted and settle in. Saul and Tim will discuss the practice of working in field journals, try some loosening-up exercises and take an amble with journals to wake up our senses and capture some images. Beneath the stars, our instructors share some of their poems and get us inspired for a creative day in the field.
Saturday will get started with a discussion of ideas for coaxing poems from the wild, and then we'll take to the mountains. Weather and group preference will determine the extent of our outing, but if weather and spirits hold, we should see something of the meadows, streams and spectacular mountains of the North Cascades--enough certainly to inspire a few poems. We'll take field notes, recording observations, impressions, and images in our journals. After lunch in the field, we’ll share our nature observations and ideas for poems, and then try an exercise that will help us shape our field notes into poems.
After dinner, we'll share some of our own poems and some of our favorite nature poems from other poets.
On Sunday we’ll work on polishing our work, further exploring suggestions and ideas for pursuing and sharing nature poetry. In the afternoon we'll break camp, gather for a closing circle, and wrap up the class by early afternoon.
Participants are responsible for travel to and from Harts Pass, camping gear and meals.