The Art of Wandering: A Writing and Walking Workshop with Erica Trabold

Wed, June 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Summer 2018 Workshop Series

The Art of Wandering: A Writing and Walking Workshop with Erica Trabold

Where does the mind wander when you wander? This workshop encourages you to roam, embodying your writing practice and rooting your nonfiction in the physical world. Students will take a walk—on the beach, to town, or through the Sou’Wester property—to ground themselves in place and write about the experience. We’ll warm up the imagination with model essays and short prompts. Then, it’s feet to pavement and pen to the page.

Erica Trabold is the author of Five Plots (HWS Colleges Press, 2018), selected by John D’Agata as the winner of the inaugural Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize. Her essays appear in The Rumpus, Passages North, The Collagist, South Dakota Review, Seneca Review, Essay Daily, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oregon State University’s MFA program and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Erica writes and teaches in Portland, Oregon.

photo credit Kimberly Dovi Photography

COST: $30

BRING: notebook, pen or pencil, shoes & anything else to keep you comfortable while walking
Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (coffee and hot tea provided).

RSVP: or 360-642-2542


The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644


This class is part of the Summer 2018 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.





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