July 25, 2015: Nature Journaling Workshop at Metolius Preserve

skipper on thistle

Skipper on thistle at Metolius Preserve

NATURE JOURNALING workshop Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Metolius Preserve (about 12 miles west of Sisters, Oregon ), sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust. The terrain is flat (easy walking) and we’ll walk about a mile in the shade beside Lake Creek (the emphasis is “writing” not “hiking”). Sign up for this free workshop through the Deschutes Land Trust web site.

What: Nature Journaling
Where: Metolius Preserve, near Sisters, Oregon
When: July 25, 2015; 9:00-noon

Limited to ten participants.

Register online at  http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-metolius-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to the Metolius Preserve

Related posts:

Deschutes Land Trust: Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves

My blog:
A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1
Wildflowers of Whychus Canyon

June 6, 2015: Nature Journal Writing Workshop at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Hike and Writing Workshop sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust: 

The best place to write about nature is outdoors, in nature. Please join writer, Katie Eberhart, and birder, Carol Wall, for a morning of walking, learning about birds and bird habitat, and writing at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. We should see hummingbirds and pygmy nuthatches, and other summer-resident birds, learn about the birds’ habitat needs—from forest to stream, and discuss strategies for translating a sense of nature onto the page.

The walking at Indian Ford Meadow is easy and the distance will be less than a mile.

What: Nature Journaling at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Where: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, near Sisters, Oregon
When: June 6, 2015; 9:00-noon

Workshop limited to ten participants.

This workshop is free but sign-up is required. Register online at http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-indian-ford-meadow-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

There will also be a nature journaling writing workshop, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust, at Metolius Preserve on July 25, 2015: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-metolius-preserve

Related posts 

My blog: A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1

Deschutes Land Trust blog: Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves

Nature Journaling at Whychus Canyon on May 31, 2015

Whychus CanyonThe best place to write about nature is outdoors, in nature. If you’re in central Oregon, please join me and botanist, David Miller, for three hours walking and writing at Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll discuss wildflowers and plants, and writing strategies that help capture the experience of all the senses, as well as other aspects of our relationship with nature including memories.

What: Nature Journaling at Whychus Canyon Preserve, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust
Where: Whychus Canyon Preserve near Sisters, Oregon
When: May 31, 2015; 9:00-noon

Workshop limited to ten participants.

This workshop is free but sign-up is required. Register online at http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/nature-journaling-whychus-canyon-preserve or by telephone with the Deschutes Land Trust: (541) 330-0017

With registration, you’ll get an email reminder and directions to Whychus Canyon Preserve.

Last year, I did two Field Notes workshops for the Deschutes Land Trust. If you attended either of those workshops, please consider signing up for one (or more) of my Nature Journaling workshops this summer.

My other summer 2015 Nature Journaling Workshops: 

June 6, 2015: Nature Journaling, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve with Katie Eberhart and Carol Wall

July 25, 2015: Nature Journaling, Metolius Preserve with Katie Eberhart

Related posts 

My blog: A Writer’s Field Notes – Part 1

Deschutes Land Trust blog:
Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves
A Hike through Whychus Canyon Preserve–Earth Day 2013

 

In Print: “Vanishing Acts” and “Overture to Castelfidardo”

Much of my writing is framed by journeys, whether a walk at the edge of the Pacific surf (Vanishing Acts) or travel to the Pigini Accordion Factory in Italy.

Vanishing Acts, a poem, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Windfall, A Journal of Poetry and Place. Windfall does not archive material online, but single copies can be ordered for $7.

Last spring, When my husband and I were planning a trip to northern Italy, we hadn’t planned to travel south along the Adriatic Coast and we had no idea that the birthplace of accordion manufacturing was in Italy’s Marche Region, east of Tuscany and Umbria and not included in our guidebooks. Traveling to new places, we repeatedly get lost, and traveling to Castelfidardo was no exception. 

Overture to Castelfidardo, an essay, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Northwest Accordion News (print only).

 

How Tiny the Grass Seeds, a poem

My poem, How Tiny the Grass Seeds, is included in the Summer 2014 — Sticks & Stones — issue of Elohi Gadugi Journal.

How Tiny the Grass Seeds

Easy to over­look in a museum fea­tur­ing
a repli­cated Viking boat. The Quern was not ​
wood mas­ter­fully shaped into curv­ing sides
with upswept prow and stern.

Even as we walked on the wooden deck
of the museum Viking boat, the Quern stone,
behind its shield of glass, was pro­tected from us
as if it was a moon rock, that might be taken . . .

Read the whole poem in the Elohi Gadugi Journal.

Field Notes Writing Workshop Saturday August 23, 2014

Reminder: my “Field Notes” Writing Workshop at the Deschutes Land Trust’s Indian Ford Meadow Preserve is tomorrow, Saturday August 23rd, 9:00-11:00. There is no cost (same as all the Land Trust’s guided hikes and outings) but you need to sign-up through the Deschutes Land Trust website—http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/field-notes-indian-ford-meadow-preserve.

The limit is ten and, as of Friday morning, there were a few slots left.

My short essay Writing Personal Field Notes at Land Trust Preserves is up on the Deschutes Land Trust website.

 

 

Field Notes: A Writing Workshop at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve with Katie Eberhart

When: Aug 23, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve, Oregon
What to Bring: Paper/notebook, pens/pencils, and, if you wish, a lightweight chair or pad. Dress for the weather.
Rating: Easy, ~1 mile walk.
 

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Katie Eberhart to explore Indian Ford Meadow Preserve with the pen of a writer. Walking the land can be a great way to heighten your senses and feed your writing. Walk with us to see and hear more acutely, feel the fresh air, and smell new aromas. Then, through field notes, capture the specifics of a place that may later help trigger or contribute to poems, essays, or fiction. Writing exercises, discussion and optional sharing are all part of the process. Registration opens 1 month prior to the event. 

Sign-up on the Deschutes Land Trust web site:
http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/field-notes-indian-ford-meadow-preserve

Upcoming: Radio, Library, & Outdoor Writing Workshops

Wednesday August 6 at 9:00 am: Tune in to KPOV (kpov.org) in Bend, Oregon for The Point. I’ll be reading a couple poems from Unbound: Alaska Poems and visiting with show host, Valarie Gervais.

Sunday August 10 at 2:00 pm: Deschutes Library, Second Sunday Know Local Authors. Thirteen local authors were selected for this event. I’ll be reading poems from Unbound: Alaska Poems. 

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Register now for my Field Notes Writing Workshops at the Deschutes Land Trust’s Metolius Preserve  (Saturday, August 9) and at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve (Saturday, August 23). These workshops are free but registration is required, either through the Land Trust’s web site or by calling the Deschutes Land Trust in Bend, Oregon at (541) 330-0017.

 

 

 

Field Notes: A Writing Workshop in the Metolius Preserve with Katie Eberhart

When:  Aug 09, 2014 from 10:00 AM until Noon
Where: Metolius Preserve, Oregon
What to Bring:  Paper/notebook, pens/pencils, and, if you wish, a lightweight chair or pad.
Rating: Easy, ~1 mile walk. 

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Katie Eberhart to explore the Metolius Preserve with the pen of a writer. Walking the land can be a great way to heighten your senses and feed your writing. Walk with us to see and hear more acutely, feel the fresh air, and smell new aromas. Then, through field notes, capture the specifics of a place that may later help trigger or contribute to poems, essays, or fiction. Writing exercises, discussion and optional sharing are all part of the process. Registration opens 1 month prior to the event. 

Sign-up on the Deschutes Land Trustweb site: http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/hikes/field-notes-metolius-preserve