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Write in Vietnam! Info session on our environmental writing residency, Jan. 2019

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Learn about our upcoming travel residency to Vietnam! (See description below.) Facilitators Anupama and Dr. Brendan M. Buckley will present information about the setting and the planned program. Come with questions!

Humans in the Environment: a writing and research residency

January 1 – 9, 2019

Join writers and scientists in the forest of the central highlands of Vietnam for writing workshops, presentations, and explorations toward transformative ecological thought.

River River Writers Circle is proud to present this residency opportunity in collaboration with researchers in climate science at Columbia University’s Lamont-Dougherty Earth Observatory. We welcome participants in all disciplines and at all stages of their writing careers.

Writers will join in discussions comparing and contrasting scientific methods with aesthetic methods of inquiry, will present short talks on environmental writing and landscape-oriented literature, and will gain insight into writing about travel experiences. We will spend a few days in the inspirational central highlands landscape of Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, near Dalat, Vietnam. Bookending the trip will be our arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), where we will take excursions to museums and other sites along with our generative writing workshops, and at the end of the residency two days in Dalat, exploring the cultural heritage of this former French colonial hill station and surrounding region.

Visit our website for more information and to register. (