Lost in Place

PLAYA Writing Intensive

High Desert Museum Literary Series and the Writing Ranch

present

Lost in Place

August 12-15, 2021

The Writing Ranch and the High Desert Museum are offering a unique weekend writing intensive at PLAYA, an arts and sciences residency campus located on Summer Lake, Oregon. Daily generative writing workshops will be informed and complemented by morning field trips and evening discussions led by guest faculty. Prompts will focus on returning established and emerging poetry and prose writers to the page with renewed commitment and inspiration.

Cost: $700 per person all-inclusive

Register with a deposit of $350 by July 1, 2021.

Questions can be directed to info@writingranch.com

SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 12

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Check in
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Welcome dinner and packet distribution

Friday, August 13

Breakfast on own in cabins
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Reconnoiter in lodge for writing prompt prior to field trip
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Birding expedition to the Summer Lake Wildlife Refuge
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch in lodge
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Writing Workshop with Ellen Waterston
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Free time
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner and presentation by Dennis Jenkins

Saturday, August 14

Breakfast on own in cabins
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Reconnoiter in lodge for writing prompt prior to field trip
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Exploration of Paisley Caves with Dennis Jenkins
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch in lodge
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Writing Workshop with Ellen Waterston
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Free time
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Lodge Dinner and presentation, reading by Ellen Waterston

Sunday, August 15 

Breakfast on own in cabins
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Readings by participants
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Depart

FACULTY

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Nelson, High Desert Museum curator of wildlife 
Jon is a biologist experienced in captive wildlife management, conservation field science, public engagement and natural resources conservation.

Dennis Jenkins, University of Oregon archeologist
Dennis is a research archaeologist, field school supervisor for the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology/Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon, and director of the university’s Northern Great Basin Field School.

Ellen Waterston, author, founder of the Writing Ranch and instructor at OSU Cascade’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing
Ellen Waterston is author of Where the Crooked Desert Rises: A High Desert Home, a memoir, four poetry collections, and a verse novel. She is the founder and president of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize and the founder of the Writing Ranch in Bend, Oregon.