March 15 - April 13, 2019

Ghost Ranch Writing Workshops

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Ghost Ranch Writing Workshops

Choose from a wide variety of writing workshops this winter at beautiful Ghost Ranch, home to Georgia O'Keeffe's retreat in the beautiful red rocks area of Northern New Mexico:

March 15-18, 2019 - Writing for Self Discovery: Creative Tools and Transformation with Kelsea Habacker. Find your most authentic voice and your truest words in writing. We’ll use contemplative practices such as meditation, silent hikes on your own, guided journaling, and art to coax your awareness, self-compassion and creativity. Ms. Habacker is a poet, writer, and teacher. In 2007, her book of poetry, Hollow Out, was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic for publication. For five years, she was a teacher in an Inupiaq Eskimo village in the arctic region of Alaska, where she used writing as a form of self-awareness for high school students. She earned her MFA in poetry from Bennington Writing Seminars and her BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She teaches graduate writing courses and community poetry classes in Seattle, WA. Click here for more info.

April 4-8, 2019 - Tenets of Novel Writing with Lisa Doctor. This workshop covers the basic tenets of novel writing that every new novelist needs to know before jumping into Chapter One. We’ll learn how to choose perspective; create an inner landscape for the protagonist that supports a central story problem; practice writing voice and tone; learn how to write scenes and create natural dialogue. Each participant will be given writing prompts chosen specifically for their protagonist. There will be group discussion and time for questions and answers about how to proceed when the workshop is completed. This workshop is geared to participants on all writing levels who wish to begin a first novel. Click here for more information.

April 7-13, 2019 - Icon Writing with Christine Simoneau Hales. An icon is a valuable spiritual aid in prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Learn the ancient art of Byzantine Icon ‘writing’ using classical painting methods of transfer drawing, egg tempera laying, and gold leaf guilding. In residence for the week at Casa del Sol, in an atmosphere of prayer and meditation, you will encounter the experience of praying and painting an Icon that is at once refreshing and captivating. You do not have to be an artist! Step by step instruction with demonstrations will gently and joyfully shepherd you through the process. Click here for more information.

At Ghost Ranch, the workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.


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