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Writing and Then Some – G190925

Workshop ID: G190925
Dates: September 8 - September 13
Price: $550.00 - $1,285.00

In Writing and Then Some, join poet laureate emerita Joan Logghe for a week of poetry and short forms including poetry and memoir. Then we will add the text to the materials of visual art, playing in watercolor, simple bookbinding, and other visual materials.. The idea of Deep Play, from poet Diane Ackerman, will be a leading theme. “In over 28 years leading workshops at The Ranch, I have seen again and again how we all co-teach and release the natural artist in both beginners and experienced artists. Come join me in the most beautiful season. We can expect to have a new batch of work, and a deepened sense of self and others.”


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,285.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,225.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$995.00
Camping RV$700.00
Camping w/Electricity$670.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$550.00
Joan Logghe

Joan Logghe, La Puebla, NM Joan works at poetry in community, off the academic grid in La Puebla, NM, where she and her husband, Michael, raised three children and built three houses. Awards include a


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Writing & Then Some

Instructor: Joan Logghe

Start Date: 8/8/19, End Date: 8/14/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 8/8/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation: Our mornings will focus on writing short forms, poetry and memoir mostly. Then, in a open studio for afternoons, there will be materials and suggestions for how to move text onto artist’s book, timelines, self portrait, all deep play in the fields of visual arts.

Learning Outcomes: Bringing a sense of play to the creative process takes away the pressure to trying to be good and impress yourself. I’m always overjoyed at the stretches and surprises the writers bring to the visual artists, and the artists have to share with the writers.

Course Schedule:
Mornings 9:00 – 12:00 for writing
Afternoons – wide open studio, naps, hikes or down time
Evenings 7:00- 8:30 depend upon our energy levels but often include sharing our work, light writing, and deep listening. There is enough flexibility in our days to take care of personal needs for movement or rest.

Instructor Background: I remain active in teaching children at local schools, including 19 years as poet-in-residence at Santa Fe Girls’ School. I am quite active in the local poetry scene and with two friends have a small press. My own delight in watercolors, fabric, and mixing text with visuals has fueled me in recent years.

Provided Materials: Papers, sharpies, watercolor, boxes, paper cutter, glue sticks, books to inspire us, simple book binding materials

What to Bring: All of these are optional but you might bring: Favorite quotes or poems, color copies of family photos, even B & W ones, as they take on a sepia look. If you are particular about pens or paintbrushes, please bring your own.

FAQs: Q: I”m a beginner, is that okay? A: Yes!!

Q: I’m published, is that okay? A: My course seems to span levels of expertise. A very mixed group from last summer is still learning together on line.

Testimonials: I’ve had many return students which is a huge compliment as people’s time is so precious.

“I am beginning to find my voice.”

“The things that happen in your groups are extraordinary. I think this was my forth group with you. People change — I think the change is deep enough to even be called, properly, a transformation.”

“The week at Ghost Ranch just unlocked the floodgates and I’ve been writing every chance I get.”

Recommended Resources: Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg, Unbroken Line, Miriam Sagan

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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