The Grand Teton Association invites you to join their Writers in the Park series Saturday, September 13. Writers both serious and casual, working in all areas of interest, are welcome. The workshops are free.
Our guest writer is Mary Beth Baptiste, the author of ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, her memoir of leaving her life back east and coming to work, live, and love in the Grand Tetons. Mary Beth Baptiste will lead the workshop with discussion and writing exercises.
We will meet at 9 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the park Visitors Center in Moose rain or shine. From there we will go to a good place to write and talk together. Bring paper and pen, appropriate outdoor clothing for variable weather conditions and perhaps water and something to sit on. The workshop ends at noon.
Mary Beth Baptiste is the author of Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons, a memoir about her wildlife biology work at Grand Teton National Park. A winner of a 2014 Wyoming
Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship, she has published her creative nonfiction in a variety of periodicals and anthologies.Workshop description:Beyond Scenery: Writing past the “WOW!”Few people, if any, can gaze upon these mountains without feeling a deep stirring. To write evocatively, i.e. to stir the reader, we must get beyond the scenery to those deeper, universal realms that nature touches
in us. In this workshop, we will explore and practice ways to move beyond the “WOW!” to evoke feeling, connection, and inspiration in our readers.