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January 7, 2016

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2016
contact information: Bethany Taylor,
Waterman Fund 2016 Alpine Essay Contest

Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting and writing on the Northeast’s mountains. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy through essays that celebrate and explore issues of wilderness, wildness, and humans through the Fund’s annual essay contest.

In dual honor of the Centennials of...

January 6, 2016
"Writers from the natural world" - scaled.IMG_0079

The tag on our dining room table at last June's writing workshop called us "Writers from the Natural World." The actual name of my workshop is Writing from Nature. I loved the minor adjustment in our table sign. Every meal, I'd say something like, "Watch out—here comes a writer from the natural world, AWK AWK AWK." 

Last year's inaugural Writing from Nature workshop showed us that moving through nature, without a particular agenda, followed by free writing and some guided writing, works. Our goal was to help writers get to new ideas and...

December 18, 2015
My favorite bits on what the holidays should really mean - Christmas Day in Deep River

"A man began enumerating all the things that had bothered him about his family at their last Christmas reunion: His brother had been overly critical of his wife, his father had watched television during most of the family conversations, his mother's cheerfulness had verged on hysteria, and his sister's children had been out of control. He summed up his reaction to the holiday by saying, 'I wouldn't mind spending Christmas with my family—if only they'd behave.' " —Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli, Unplug the Christmas Machine ...

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