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Earth Verse for PLAYA with Kim Stafford
August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Earth Verse for PLAYA
Instructor Kim Stafford
When trouble comes in the human world, there may be a little story from the wild that can
offer consolation. From the Gnomic Verses in Old English, to the Tao te Ching, and the
writings of Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, and Mary Oliver, we have cherished lyric
remedies speaking the language of earth for human comfort. In this workshop, we will
harvest close observations from the PLAYA landscape and compose an archive of
consolations for use as our need comes.
All you will need is a notebook and a few pens. No writing experience necessary. If you want to have some desert talismans at hand–feathers, bones, stones, a clutch of lichen, a sprig of juniper or sage–no harm in that, but not required. While sheltering in place, we will write our way to locations in the world we have known, to resonant places we carry with us. We will help each other remember and summon these places to the page.
Artist Bio: Kim Stafford was named Oregon’s ninth Poet Laureate by Gov. Kate Brown in May 2018 for a two-year term. He reaches and travels to share the power of poetry to help communities become more curious about their own stories, more emotionally open, and better prepared to exercise freedom in speech to heal our divisions and survive our challenges. Stafford teaches at Lewis & Clark College, and is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt from Red Hen Press.
Date: Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, August 2, 2020
9am-12:30 & 1:30-4pm both days
Maximum group size: 12
Online via Zoom
Zoom link provided after registration
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