Don Graves, Colorado, Mount Vernon Writing Seminar, 2018
With each new project, the writer seeks to convey a core emotional truth. If we are successful, the story advances and the reader’s emotions are engaged. They are “moved” by our writing.
During this one-day seminar, we will explore how the rhythm of language and the patterns of storytelling help bring these inner, emotional impulses to the page, resulting in the authentic, outer movement of the story.
The morning will be spent reading and analyzing the essay “Mother Tongue” (Page Lambert, Sojourns: Landscapes for the People). During the afternoon, we will explore the movement of emotion as present in your own works-in-progress.
Appropriate for fiction, memoir, and personal essay.
An issue of Sojourns, Vol.11:2: Celebrating One Hundred Years of the National Park Service, is included with registration. Limited to 12 participants.
COST: $119 Please register by Saturday, November 21st. (after 11/21/20, $140)
INCLUDES: Coffee/tea, plated luncheon, afternoon beverages.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00am to 4:00pm
WHERE: Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, Colorado 80401 (20 minutes west of Denver)
JOIN THE SEMINAR: Registration
QUESTIONS? Contact Page Lambert,
IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: Mount Vernon Canyon Club is following all CDC recommended guidelines to ensure a safe environment. The size of the seminar is limited to ensure comfortable spacing between participants, and adequate time to discuss each project. Servers will be wearing face masks, and food will be served plated rather than buffet-style. Hand sanitizer will be provided. All guests are asked to wear face masks when not seated.
Page Lambert designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver's Master's Program in Professional Creative Writing.
Page has been teaching writing workshops for 22 years, in over 200 venues in the U.S. and British Columbia. She often teaches across genre because, whether she's talking about narrative nonfiction, memoir, or fiction, she believes that all good writing starts at the emotional root of the human experience. The content of her workshops can be customized to fit most audiences, but here are a few of her favorite topics (some based on articles she has written for The Writer Magazine, Sojourns, Huff Post, The Roundup, Terralingua, etc.)
Page's speaking style is intimate, an up-close emotional experience with the audience. Whether speaking about the 12-month trip around the world she took as a teenager, rearing her son and daughter on a small ranch in Wyoming, how her father gave birth to the financial planning industry, the month she spent alone in a remote mountain cabin, or floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she will invite you inside both her joy and sorrow. Here are a few of her favorite speaking topics:
Fishtrap: Writing & the West, Wallowa, OR; Women Writing the West, Golden, CO; Platinum Expression, Carbondale, CO; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Stories On Stage, Denver, CO (work performed); A Room of Her Own Foundation, Ghost Ranch, NM; Women Writing the West, Albuquerque, NM; Denver Woman's Press Club, Denver, CO; American Indian Higher Education Consortium, San Diego, CA; Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO; Risk Taking, Fire within Dangerous Minds Conference, Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Feminist Luncheons, Denver, CO; Women & the Environment, Santa Fe, NM; River Writing, Aspen Summer Words, Aspen, CO; Writing from the Imaginative Storm, Taos Writing Salon, NM; Walking Words, Telluride, CO; Writing along the Rim 3-day retreat, Grand Canyon, AZ; Women Writing West, CU Denver; Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO; Writing from the River's Edge, Green River, UT; Quivira Coalition, Albuquerque, NM; Fall Equinox Writing Retreat, Mt. Vernon, CO; Writing the West Conference, Western State College, Gunnison, CO; Women's Studies Program, UW Faculty Club, Seattle, WA; Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Governor's Arts Award Banquet, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Adventure Writing Symposium, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Western Writers of America, WY; Rocky Mountain Book Festival, Denver, Colorado; Writer's in the Sky, Telluride, Colorado; Smithers Arts Council, Smithers, British Columbia; Northwest Book Fest Seattle, Washington; Mountains and Plains Booksellers Conference, Denver, Colorado; Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota; Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, the Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona; the Phoenix Women's Expo, Phoenix, Arizona; The Reader's Festival, South Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.