This is a live, interactive meeting. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link the day prior to the program. Registration closes at that time. Attendees are invited to share their videos.
In this generative workshop we'll explore the intersection of poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction.
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Through prompts and short readings, we'll explore the elasticity, the resiliency, and the wellspring of language and expression. We'll mix and unmatch genres and styles while re-imagining the invitation to write and renewing our commitment to the story we came to tell.
High desert writer Ellen Waterston has published four poetry and three literary nonfiction titles, including, most recently, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail
, University of Washington Press, 2020. Hotel Domilocos
, Moonglade Press, 2017 is her most recent collection of poetry. She serves on the faculty of OSU Cascades Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing, and is founder of the Writing Ranch, which conducts workshops and retreats for established and emerging writers, and of the annual Waterston Desert Writing Prize, recently adopted as a program of the High Desert Museum. She lives in central Oregon.