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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.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 10/25/2017

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$205.00 General Price:

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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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