Home Events Saints and Aint’s – G201018

Saints and Aint’s – G201018

Though some prefer simple contrasts, art explores gray areas. Who wears the halo? Who wears the horns? Wings? Hoofs? As a writer, you get to choose. Language itself is full of biases. So are the images we use to represent situations, environments, relationships. In centuries past, good and evil were depicted allegorically, often as human-like figures with blonde hair or forked tongues, easy to identify. Currently they make themselves known as psychological forces, less distinct but still effective. In this course, we’ll read other poets and writers whose work leans into the mysteries of good and evil, compose our own ways to flesh out the Virtues and the Seven Deadly Sins, and distinguish the Saints from the Ain’ts.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

Request More Information

WELCOME PDF

FLYER PDF

HELP

Please use the options below to find helpful information regarding Ghost Ranch Workshops and Retreats

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 May. 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.

Ghost Ranch Scholarship Request

FAQ

Click here to see a full list of FAQs

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

  • Jeanine Hathaway
    Jeanine Hathaway

    Jeanine Hathaway, professor emerita, taught creative writing and literature at Wichita State University. She was poetry mentor in Seattle Pacific University’s MFA Program. Hathaway‘s publications include the autobiographical novel Motherhouse (1992), the 2001 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize winner The Self as Constellation (2002), chapbook The Ex-Nun Poems (2011), and the poetry collection Long After Lauds (2019). She lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center
Abiquiu Inn

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest