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Maps, Journeys, and Geographies – G201016

“To ask for a map is to say,’Tell me a story’, ” writes Peter Turchi. Consider various geographies that we inhabit/have inhabited and various journeys that we and other writers have undertaken. Examine and create maps, both visual and with words, that tell important stories about who we are as individuals and as a culture. Let’s look at the writer as cartographer and how through exploration (premeditated searching or undisciplined rambling) and presentation (creating an essay, poem, story, or play meant to communicate with and have an effect on others) we lead both writer and reader on a journey into worlds real and imagined. Beginners and experienced writers (and map-makers) are all welcome.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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Welcome to autumn at Ghost Ranch - a festival of color and creativity. Whether you choose to paint with brushes or fire or thread or write with a pen or a computer, let the hues of the ranch and the companionship of your colleagues inspire your pages and projects. All workshops meet every morning. Students in writing workshops will have afternoons to reflect, discuss, create and attend various talks. Fine art courses will have studio time. Participants from all workshops are welcome to attend readings and concerts in the evenings. In 2020, our artist in residence will be Cornelius Eady, a National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet, who has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Trio. Eady’s songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk and Americana music.

DURING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC PERIOD, FULL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AS REQUESTED FOR WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED THROUGH AUGUST. THIS PERIOD MAY BE EXTENDED OR REFUNDS CONSIDERED PER REQUEST. PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING YOUR FUNDS ON DEPOSIT FOR ANOTHER GHOST RANCH WORKSHOP OR FUTURE STAY. OR, CONSIDER DONATING A PORTION TO HELP US THROUGH THIS UNIQUE BUSINESS PERIOD.

Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

 Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..

What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
  • All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
  • In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
  • During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
  • Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
    • Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
    • Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
    • Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

Instructors

  • Anita Skeen
    Anita Skeen

    Anita Skeen is currently Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University where she is the Director of The Center for Poetry. She has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts on numerous occasions. She taught students in kindergarten through high school while working with the Kansas Arts Commission’s Artist in the Schools Program; in traditional venues such as college classrooms as a Visiting Writer and Writer in Residence; and in senior citizens’ centers, libraries, and at Ghost Ranch. She has been the Director of the Creative Arts Program at Ghost Ranch for 37 years, and the Fall Writing Festival for 19 years.

    She is the author of six volumes of poetry: Each Hand A Map (1986); Portraits (1990); Outside the Fold, Outside the Frame (1999); The Resurrection of the Animals (2002); Never the Whole Story (2011); When We Say Shelter (2007), with Oklahoma poet Jane Taylor; and The Unauthorized Audubon (2014), a collection of poems about imaginary birds accompanied by the linocuts of anthropologist/visual artist Laura B. DeLind. With Taylor, she co-edited the literary anthology Once Upon A Place: Writings from Ghost Ranch (2008). Her poetry, short fiction, and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She has recently completed a new manuscript of poems, Road Down Troublesome.

    In 2015, she received the William J. Beale Outstanding Faculty Award at Michigan State University.

Date

Oct 04 2020 - Oct 10 2020

Time

Arrival & Departure Dates - Check-in & Check-out times
3:00 pm - 9:00 am

Cost

$775.00 - $1,540.00
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