The Native Americans have called the February full moon, the snow moon, wolf moon and hunger moon. Historically February has been the month of greatest snowfall, coldest temperatures, and scarcity of food for all living creatures. In this class we will explore the moon and it’s place in local mythology, history and the landscape. The moon as metaphor and as physical orb inhabiting the night sky; the moon has always been a prominent feature in the poetic landscape. We’ll spend time inside and out, looking at images of the night sky and the moon, and reading poems for inspiration.
We will explore writing haiku and short verse, as well as longer narrative poetry forms. Open to everyone who wants to spend a winter weekend writing and finding inspiration in the natural world.
NOW A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 4 & 5!
We’ve shortened the time-frame, but not the excitement of writing with the moon as our metaphor…. This was formerly scheduled for a full week, but now it’s just a weekend, making it possible for more people to explore writing haiku and short verse, as well as longer narrative poetry forms. Be inspired by the winter landscape and spend a weekend nestled into writing about the natural world in winter with poet Gary Lawless.
Lunch is included both days and lodging is available at $75/night.