Words Gone Wild: A Woodland Writing Retreat

Cherryville Heartsongs, Sandy, OR
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
10am - 5pm

How do we locate and define “wildness” in today's highly-technologized world? How do we interface with earth's primal places to reclaim a piece of our animal selves? All cultivated lands have wild roots, as do our cultured minds. It's time to dig into old foundations, pull up what was long ago buried, and reclaim our wild souls. Please join me in the lushly-forested foothills of Mt. Hood for a wild romp of imagination, breath, and words. We'll discover and explore our own wilderness of spirit through freewriting, sharing, and related readings and discussion, plus breathing and meditating with the land and trees.*

*We will do some walking on trails, but it will not be strenuous.

Instructor: Lyssa Tall Anolik
Cost:  $100 (sliding scale available)
To register, email or call Lyssa:  lyssa@flashdog.com or 503-313-5707 (50% deposit requested to reserve your space)
Overnight accommodations available. Please see info. below.

About the Instructor:
Lyssa Tall Anolik holds a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She taught environmental education for ten years, was a ranger for the National Park Service, and has written watershed curriculum materials and interpretive signage for state and local parks. Lyssa's recent prose and poetry have appeared in The Wild, EarthSpeak, EarthVision, and the VoiceCatcher 3 & 4 anthologies. She leads writing retreats around Portland and teaches memoir writing classes at the Multnomah Arts Center.

INFO. ON OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS (from Judy Jensen of Cherryville Heartsongs):

For those attending the "Words Gone Wild" workshop, Cherryville Heartsongs is offering a discounted rate for staying overnight at the forest retreat before and/or after the workshop. For more info. and/or to book one of the following options, contact Judy Jensen:  aeriejjj@aol.com  or 503-826-1063 (please leave message with your preferred option, as well as any questions). 
$45.00   Private room with linens and towels provided; comfortable beds (1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Single).
$25.00  Your own sleeping bag and towels indoors with access to bathrooms, kitchen, full indoor/outdoor premises.  Arrangements include: long sofa, convertible log-style chair/beds, cots, or floor sleeping.
$25.00  Your own sleeping bag and towels, Arctic Warming Hut bench-bed, no plumbing. Access to all facilities included bathrooms located in a different building). Indoor fire available in Hut (depending on fire season).
$20.00 Tent camping (your own equipment) on grass near cabin. Access to all facilities included.
$20.00   Your own sleeping bag and towels, under cover of large open gazebo near cabin. Access to all facilities included.
$25.00  RV Hookup (one site), with 20 amp electric and water, no septic.  Access to all facilities included.

Kitchen includes coffee, coffee maker, assorted teas, basic dishes and cooking utensils, and staples such as cooking oil, spices, sugar, etc.
**Some simple healthy breakfast snacks will be provided the day of the workshop for those staying overnight and anyone who wants to come early before the workshop.**

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