My Letter to the World: The Art of the Letter and the Letter Poem with Anita Skeen G220109
From the Stone Age, to the Agrarian Age, to the Industrial Age, to the Information Age, we are now living in a time when most people communicate by email, tweets, Instagram, and Tik Tok.
What has happened to the letter, beautiful handwriting, on beautiful paper, sealed with wax and stamped with images from Christmas trees to Haida ravens to Zora Neale Hurston? The epistle form dates back to verse letters in the Roman Empire and became a popular form in 20th century poetry. Letters, and letter poems, can be personal or political, intimate or formal. They can profess love, argue a position, apologize for an indiscretion, announce an arrival. In short, letters can be written to anybody about anything. In this course we will look at the art of the letter and the letter poem, creating letters/poems that can be sent (or not), can reveal secrets (or not), can suggest a different perspective on events of the past (or not). Emily Dickinson wrote, “This is my letter to the World/that never wrote to Me.” Let us write letters to the World and encourage the World to write back.
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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.
In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, 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. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.
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What day/time does the workshop start and end?
In-person workshops 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.
Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.
During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
- During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
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 bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.
Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.
Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.