2022 Summer Workshops
Wonder. Wander. A naturalist’s attention to the world can enhance any writer’s eye for detail. This poetry workshop is geared toward increasing our capacity to experience and express wonderment through the rich intersections of observation, knowledge, movement, and memory. We will wander toward wonder through readings, natural history focused walks, writing assignments, and conversations. Expect to spend time each day outside, in all weathers (hats, sunscreen, water, insect repellent). We can adjust our destinations based on desire and mobility.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of five collections, most recently Toward Antarctica and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Cascadia: A Field Guide Through Art, Ecology and Poetry will be published in 2023. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize and a Stegner Fellowship. Founder of Broadsided Press, Bradfield works as a naturalist/guide and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com