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Making Real What is Remote with Ellen Waterston

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm

Making Real What is Remote 

Instructor Ellen Waterston

Remote access, remote learning, fuggedaboutit!  I don’t know about you, but I want to gather with other writers at PLAYA, in the presence of the remote and staggering beauty of Summer Lake. But not so fast. With the southeastern Oregon desert landscape as our muse, this two-day generative writing intensive will explore the job of writing to render actual what is remote, to transform what we see and feel into a real experience for the reader using imagination, memory, experience, and language. We’ll work in short narrative “prosetry” (forgive me) drawing inspiration from supplementary readings to make the written thing evoke the thing itself.

Artist Bio: High desert writer Ellen Waterston has published four poetry and three literary nonfiction titles, including, most recently, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail, University of Washington Press, 2020. Hotel Domilocos, Moonglade Press, 2017 is her most recent collection of poetry. She is founder of the Writing Ranch, which conducts retreats for writers, and the annual Waterston Desert Writing Prize that recognizes a nonfiction book proposal that addresses the role of deserts in nature and the human narrative. She lives in central Oregon.

Date: Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, 2020

9am-12:30 & 1:30-4pm both days
Fee: $250
Maximum group size: 12

Online via Zoom

Zoom link provided after registration

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August 8 @ 9:00 am
August 9 @ 4:00 pm