Be Wilder: Writing from Wilderness
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Many cultures have traditions of teachers and students spending time in wilderness. We’ll let wilderness work in us, inspire us, and help immerse us in writing. Carrying our own food and shelter will focus us, and open new outlooks on sustainability. We’ll live Leave-No-Trace ethics as we paddle to Squaxin Island and hike and backpack in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. We’ll write daily and we'll read, seminar and critique, with ongoing in-depth faculty feedback.
This program could be an orientation for incoming students, and a chance for anyone to engage deeply with writing, and/or produce a finished publishable manuscript. This program will also focus on learning to plan and execute group outdoor trips, and will be primarily student-directed.
Participants need to be able to carry a 30-40 pound pack for up to four hours on backpacking days.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
$486 for entry fees, overnight field trips, and guided paddling trips
Class Size: 11
Scheduled for: Day and Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Located in: Olympia