Waterston Desert Writing Prize Workshops

  •  06.26.19
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Get ready for the Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony by participating in one of three creative writing workshops led by poet and author Ellen Waterston, Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and award-winning fiction writer James Anderson. The workshops are free but space is limited. Please register below.

The workshops take place simultaneously. You may only register for one workshop.

Workshop #1
Leader: Ellen Waterston
Workshop Title: Biography of Place
Founder of the Writing Ranch, poet and writer Ellen Waterston will lead writers in an exploration of their own unique biographies of place in both poetry and prose.

Workshop #2
Leader: Kim Stafford
Workshop Title: “What Wants to be Written”
​Short form prose, long form poetry and everything in between, Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford says “poetry is our native language.” Join award-winning author and poet Stafford, author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, for an afternoon of writing and inspiration.

Workshop #3
Leader: James Anderson
Workshop Title: The Natural Construction of Place
It is essential to engage the reader’s senses to effectively build a story within an authentic setting where character and plot are organically heightened and revealed. In this workshop, James Anderson will discuss and work with attendees on developing and maintaining a unique and strong sense of place in fiction.