Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series
The Art of Wandering: A Walking and Writing 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 (Seneca Review Books, 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
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).
20 students max.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644