Writing Down the River, July 30th

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

Writing Down the RiverThe Ipswich River Watershed Association will be hosting me for a nature writing workshop this July.  Information on signing up is below.  You can also RSVP via Facebook: Writing Down the River.

Please join us for a Writers Workshop with Jason Kirkey on Saturday, July 30th, 1-4pm at Riverbend, 143 County Road, Ipswich.

Writing Down the River will explore what it means to participate in the Ipswich River Watershed through writing — whether it’s poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction. Together with author and poet Jason Kirkey, we’ll spend time reading examples of ecologically engaged literature from such authors as Gary Snyder, David Abram and Walt Whitman. We’ll discuss our own writing as a process every bit as germane to the river as its riffles, pools, and eddies. Bring paper and a pen as we will spend time writing along the river and sharing our work.
Preregistration is required: $25 per person, refreshments will be served
Please contact Cynthia at cingelfinger@ipswichriver.org or call 978-412-8200
“Estuaries by Jason Kirkey invites the reader to experience a sense of peace and simplicity while reading.  A sense of rest, an observation of a sunset, tea, a oneness with rain, leads us to a deeper peace As I read,  I continued to realize almost an organic peace from reading, an absence of barriers between the images presented and my own consciousness. Yet there is a ‘wild vernacular’ also expressed here. The poet is a bridge between the inner world of the reader who seeks balance, and the wild outer world of estuaries, rivers, clouds and wind.   We watch and listen with this poet, where in the presence of apple tree blossoms ‘the mind is set on fire/ with love.’” —Karolyn Redoute, author of Prayers of the Shaman