Layers of Landscape: Harnessing the Power of Place
Intermediate | We ignore the power of place at our own psychological and physical peril. Truly, place is an active force in all our lives. It shapes and re-shapes us, offers foundation and refuge, and challenges us to be good citizens of all our communities. In life and in writing, we ought to try to understand and harness the power of place. This session offers writers four ways they might begin to do just that.
Joe Wilkins is the author of the novel, Fall Back Down When I Die (Little Brown), a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers (Counterpoint), and three poetry collections, most recently When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. He directs the creative program at Linfield College. Go to Joe's website https://joewilkins.org/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JoeWilkins.Author.