In a time of great wounds, we can seek not only solace but also guidance from nature. In this two-hour generative writing workshop, we will take a gentle (accessible to all bodies/ages) hike or stroll in Armstrong Woods. Our journey will be inspired by diverse poets conversant with the Standing Nations. We will choose semi-private sites for sitting, standing, or walking meditation, and spend time listening to the trees, experiencing their breath as the lungs of the planet and as ceaseless song. From this contemplation, we will write individually and share as a community.
This event will be held rain or shine. Bring a water bottle, a paper notebook and pen, and clothing layers appropriate for the weather. The workshop is mobility-accessible, and the exact route will be tailored to whoever arrives as well as trail conditions on the day of the event.
Meets: Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center/Stewards Office, 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Instructor: Minal Hajratwala was born in San Francisco. She is the author ofLeaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents (winner of four nonfiction awards),Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment (poetry), andMoon Fiji (a travel guidebook). She edited a groundbreaking anthology,Out! Stories from the New Queer India, while living in Mumbai as a 2011 Fulbright Nehru senior research fellow. She also co-founded The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a mentorship model press. She teaches and coaches writers under the mantle Write Like a Unicorn.
Cost: $20 includes materials/ $16 for members of Stewards
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