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Moravian College Writers’ Conference

Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writing Nature: Refuge or Threat?

This free, virtual conference will explore people’s experiences in natural landscapes as spaces of inclusion and exclusion. How do we as writers communicate sustainability from positions of race, class, gender, ability, and location? What stories do we need to tell, and how can we best tell them?

Keynote speakers Camille Dungy and J. Drew Lanham will also each offer a free and virtual place-based workshop, with limited spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. Each workshop participant will be eligible to apply for an all-expense paid, week-long retreat at the Highlights Foundation from May 29 to June 5, 2021.

Keynote speakers

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History (W.W. Norton, 2017). A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her honors include NEA Fellowships in poetry (2003) and prose (2018), an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations. Dungy’s poems have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, the Pushcart Anthology, Best American Travel Writing, and over thirty other anthologies. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.
J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of Nature, State of the Heart, Bartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University.

Saturday workshops are full.

Details

Date:
Mar 26
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.moravian.edu/writersconference

Venue

(online)
Bethlehem, PA 18042 United States