Crystal GibbinsVirtual Retreat: Write Wild: A Nature Writing Retreat with Crystal Gibbins

October 22 - November 12, 2022 Go back
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This virtual writing retreat will provide you with an opportunity to practice techniques of creative writing and to turn your interactions with nature into powerful stories and poems.

Class Sessions will be held on:

  • October 22, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm, CST
  • October 29, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm, CST
  • November 5, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm, CST
  • November 12, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm, CST

To register please email Cat Nowicki, Content Coordinator at cnowicki@wildriceretreat.com or call Guest Experiences at 715-779-0178.

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Class description

This virtual writing retreat will provide you with an opportunity to practice techniques of creative writing and to turn your interactions with nature into powerful stories and poems.

Class sessions will include short presentations on the elements of nature writing, discussions of assigned readings, time to write and revise, and mini workshops.

We will discuss what constitutes nature writing and learn new ways of perceiving the world in which we live. Each week we will engage in writing prompts and exercises that will allow us to practice and apply some of the essential elements and techniques of nature writing in our own work. There will also be weekly assigned readings that we will discuss in class; these readings will inspire our own writing and broaden our understanding of the aesthetic, ethical, and philosophical issues that are inherent in writing about the natural world.

Whether you live in a rural area, city, or the north woods, this retreat aims to get you outdoors and writing about the natural world and your place in it.

This retreat is open to all writers of any genre who are interested in writing about nature and will include a one-on-one session for each student with Crystal.

THREE THINGS RETREAT GUESTS WILL WALK AWAY WITH UPON RETREAT COMPLETION:

  • A greater understanding and appreciation of nature writing
  • Techniques that will help you become a stronger and more effective nature writer
  • Several pieces of original nature writing content

To register please email Cat Nowicki, Content Coordinator at cnowicki@wildriceretreat.com or call Guest Experiences at 715-779-0178.

biography

Crystal Spring Gibbins is a Canadian American writer, founder/editor of Split Rock Review and Split Rock Press, editor of the anthology Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, author of two poetry chapbooks and a full-length poetry collection Now/Here, winner of the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry and runner-up for the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, selected by Sean Thomas Dougherty.  Her work has appeared in several journals and magazines, such as Arc Poetry Magazine, Cincinnati Review, Coffee House Writers Project, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart, The Minnesota Review, North American Review, Oyster River Pages, Parenthesis Journal, Prairie Schooner, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. Most recently, her poems have been anthologized in More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope. She is also the recipient of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and Chequamegon Bay Arts Council.

Crystal has taught creative writing, literature, and composition for more than 15 years at several colleges, universities, and literary organizations. She holds a PhD in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, 20th and 21st Century American Poetry, and North American Environmental Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MFA in Creative Writing and Certificate in Publishing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and BFA in Creative and Professional Writing from Bemidji State University.

Originally from the Northwest Angle and Islands in Lake of the Woods (Ontario/Minnesota), Crystal now lives near Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin with her husband and son.

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Supply List

Pen/pencil, notebook, laptop or tablet, reliable Internet connection