Writing from Nature

Next workshop: Writing from the Mountains at the base of Mount Cardigan in New Hampshire

Friday, November 30, 2018 6 p.m. through Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m.

Cardigan Lodge, New Hampshire, Lakes Region

Register here.

Writers of all levels and interests, join the mountains with the landscape of your writing ideas at rustic Cardigan Lodge with Chris Woodside and two of Appalachia journal’s former editors, Sandy Stott and Lucille Stott.

Many writers already realize that their work is not merely an indoor, sedentary pursuit but that the best ideas come in a flash while we are doing other things that have nothing to do with writing. The mountains can deliver this flash. We will help you find it and write it. This workshop is for writers of all levels-anyone who wants to use the backcountry as a way to tell human stories.

Christine Woodside has been the editor of Appalachia for almost nine years. She started her journalism career in 1981 and has hiked thousands of miles with others and solo in the Northeast, including her thru- hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1987. Her essays in Appalachia include “Alone With Wolves,” “Four Quartets and Eight Legs,” and her editor’s column, “The Long Way Home.” She edited the Appalachia anthology, No Limits But the Sky, published in 2014. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

Sandy Stott is the Accidents editor of Appalachia and was editor of the journal from 1990-2000. He taught English for many years at Concord Academy and has spent most of his life exploring the trails of Mount Cardigan. His essays for Appalachia include his editor’s column 1990-1999, “View from the Oregon Ridge,” “Looking Up,” and “Night News.” He lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Lucille Stott, an English teacher, editor, and writer, was editor of Appalachia from 2000 to 2006 and remains a contributing editor. “Wild Katahdin,” her most recent article for Appalachia, appeared in the Summer/Fall 2016 issue. During the 1990s, she wrote the column “AMC People” for AMC Outdoors while serving as editor and managing editor at Community Newspaper Company, based in Needham, Massachusetts. Her essays have been published in American Spirit, Orion Afield, Sojourner, GC New England, Crazy Quilt journal, and Italian Cooking and Living. A resident of Brunswick, Maine, she teaches writing and critical reading at Southern Maine Community College and writes profiles and essays for Concord Academy’s website and magazine.



Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time. . . We must prime it with a little solitude and idleness. Brenda Ueland

Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold. Henry David Thoreau

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