Be Wilder: Writing from Wilderness
Summer 2014 quarter
Many cultures have a tradition of teachers and students spending time in wilderness. We’ll let wilderness work in us, inspire us and help immerse us in writing. Carrying our own food and shelter brings focus, and opens new viewpoints on sustainability. We’ll study and live Leave-No-Trace ethics as we paddle to Squaxin Island and backpack at Mts. Rainier, St. Helens and the Olympics. We’ll seminar, write and engage in peer review, with ongoing faculty feedback.
This all-level program could be orientation for incoming students, and a chance for anyone to engage deeply with writing, and/or produce a finished publishable manuscript.
Students who wish to extend work into the other session for additional credit may do so through individual learning contracts.
Fields of Study
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Day and Evening
July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Squaxin Island paddling: 8/4-8/6;
Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Rainier backpacking: 8/11-8/13; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mt. St. Helens backpacking: 8/18-8/20; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hoh River backpacking: 8/23-8/29