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Writing Into Antiquity – G2009210

Creative writing, poetry and journaling while exploring thirteenth century pueblos, shrines, and petroglyph areas highlight this week. The class focus is on using spontaneous writing to delve into topics of spirituality and our connection to ancestors and nature as well as on issues of loss and renewal. The week includes a stop at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs where participants can choose to soak in hot springs. Hiking is easy to moderate. Evening classes on the cultures of northern New Mexico, archaeoastronomy, and pueblo ceremonial dances fill out this extraordinary week.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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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.

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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

  • Dr. Martha Yates
    Dr. Martha Yates

    Dr. Martha Yates served as District Archaeologist for the Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico for many years and has taught at UCLA, the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont.

    She received her BA from Goddard College, her MA degrees from the University of Vermont and Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University, and her PhD from UCLA. She was a Resident Scholar at Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School studying Sanskrit and the New and Old Testaments.

    A professional photographer as well, she has worked for the New York City Planning Commission Press Office and the Mayor’s Press Office. Her photos have appeared in The New York Times and Print Magazine and on WNEW-TV news. She has won special Archaeology awards, a Distinguished Scholars Award from University of California Santa Barbara, UCLA Best Published Article Award, and others.

    Until recently she directed the Museums of Paleontology and Anthropology at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, NM. Martha has guided numerous groups to the archaeological sites of the Southwest, which include for Sierra Club, University of Utah, University of New Mexico, Road Scholar, Ghost Ranch, as well as other colleges and universities.

    She is a writer with a number of publications to her credit, and has won awards for her poetry. In 2008 the Secretary of the Interior and the White House appointed Dr. Yates to the Resources Advisory Council, a citizens advisory council to the Bureau of Land Management.

Date

Sep 12 2020 - Sep 18 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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