Calling all writers, poets, creatives—whether you are in the flow of it or struggling to get the tap going. I invite you to spend a day among the redwoods, exploring the magical creative alchemy that can happen when we take the time to slow down, be really present from with the natural world, and create from that place.
I am Ryan Van Lenning, Co-Founder of Wild Nature Heart, author of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth and Soul, and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest.
With nature as ally and mirror to catalyze what is most alive within us, I will guide us through activities to juice up our creative processes. We will sit in council circle to speak our stories and listen to each other. I will facilitate writing and other exercises that make it easy to drop in to our senses and souls. And of course, there will be ample opportunity for solo time on the land, writing, and guidance for listening to yourself and nature.
Whether you're working on or want to start your memoir, writing poetry, journaling, or other writing projects, this is an opportunity to explore writing in a way that taps into your wild one inside.
Come join us as we explore our creative and authentic selves and celebrate what is emerging in us through circle, writing, and by being present with our senses.
Date: February 17
Where: Sequoia Park, Eureka
Cost: $20-40 (sliding scale, pay what you are able)
Please RSVP and send payment of $20-40 via PayPal ([masked]) so we know how many people to expect. (Note: I changed the way participants pay from WePay to Paypal to make it easier for people.)
We hope you can join us!
Testimonials From Past Participants:
“I went to an event with Wild Nature Heart near the American River, and it was magical! Ryan and Katie were excellent guides and mirrors, and made me completely comfortable sharing my story- even personal at times. I feel more at peace, and a passion for writing has been rekindled; it also doesn’t hurt that they found a beautiful and secluded location 🙂. If you love writing, nature, community or even need a safe space to explore who you are, I highly recommend them!” – Candace C., Writing Wild Gathering, Sacramento
“I have never thought of myself as a poet, or even very good with words. Until fairly recently, most poetry left me feeling lost. Ryan helped me discover my “inner poet” by using nature as a means of finding it. It was surprising how easily I slipped over the line from non-poet to poet! Ryan has a gentle way of helping us feel more connected to nature, and thus, to ourselves. I highly recommend trying out his earth poetry and wild writing events, even if you don’t “feel” like a poet.” — Diane Dew, Oakland