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Celebrate the Wild

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Celebrate the Wild

Voices for the Wilderness Writing Nature 2014
Hurricane Island, Maine

June 13 -15, 2014          Cost: $500


Location: Hurricane Island, Maine

Lodging: Canvas walled tents & Cabins, moorings available @ $25 per night

Length: Two nights

Activities: Writing workshops, going on a nature vision quest, and sharing your own work. Walk or run on trails and rock climbing is available with an instructor for an additional charge.

Group Size: 20 to 30

To Register:
Fill out the registration form and return to Sierra Club Maine, 44 Oak St, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101 along with payment.

Salt Air and Breezes from the land of the Pointed Fir await you when you arrive in this mid-coast area of Maine.

This Wild experience will take you to Hurricane Island, home of the Hurricane Island Foundation and the Island Center for Science and Leadership.  We will go by boat from Rockland to the small island which boasts miles of hiking trails. We will spend two full days of writing nature and experiencing an off the grid island that offers unobstructed views of outer Penobscot Bay on out to the ocean. 

It is truly an atmosphere for rest and relaxation where the hubbub of daily life is left behind for wind, salt and the gift of the sea.  Here you can explore your own vision of nature as you write it, with three exceptional guides long experienced in freeing vision and senses into verse and story. 

Enjoy supportive writing groups, going on a nature vision quest, and sharing your own work. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome.

Workshop Leaders:

Annie Finch:
Poet and writer Annie Finch is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems, as well as many books for poets including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poems.

Ruth Herman: Ruth Herman is a writer, teacher, editor, and performer. She is also the founder of The Circle of Writers, an organization offering ongoing workshops on a wide range of themes for students of all ages.

Cait Johnson: Cait Johnson is the author of six books of popular non-fiction, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air and Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities. She has taught creative writing, theatre, dreamwork, and nature-based spirituality for many years.

Meet at the Hurricane Island Foundation office in Rockland to take a boat to go directly to Hurricane Island. Click HERE for directions to the Hurricane Island Office.

Save the Date! Click HERE to purchase a ticket for our Annual Dinner at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell on Friday, Sept. 5.
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