Call for Participation – Creative Writing
Writing to Wholeness: An Environmental Writing Workshop
with Writers for Life and Montebello Bed & Breakfast/LaCIM
supported by generous funds from the Leopold Center and the Iowa Arts Council
The problem of providing public education in environmental awareness is significant. Imagine the opportunity to address this challenge by participating in a free environmental writing short course that helps bridge the gap in public knowledge regarding local environmental concerns. The Writing to Wholeness workshop is designed to inspire writers to consider the natural world in a new light. Through the use of narrative prompts and thematic sessions, such as importance of place, agricultural sustainability, and interconnectedness of species, writers will reflect upon their connection to the natural world and its impact on their unique life histories. Six weekly 1.5 hour instruction sessions will be followed by editorial assistance. The polished pieces will be compiled into an anthology which will be available free of charge for distribution through Montebello and locations in central Iowa. Participation in a public reading at Montebello and other area events is proposed to foster community involvement.
Tuesdays beginning June 25, 6-7:30pm, for six weeks, at Montebello Bed & Breakfast
To register, please contact Laura and Jason at the email address below.
Laura Sweeney and Jason Arbogast
Writers for Life
2101 Oakwood Road
Ames, IA 50014