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Scattered Eden: Testifying for Natural Places

All Levels. Chinese painters brought wild nature into the palace with a deft image of a bird, a tree, a river tumbling off a cliff. Using writing, we will record our encounters with a healing spring, a chapel of shade, a wild meadow that blessed us, and other sources in memory that kindle a written record of spirited encounters with the wild. As earth pilgrims, we will bring to the page indelible escapes from the human world to sustain us in the form of stories, spells, poems, and blessings.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 10/25/2017

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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