Wyoming Arts Council

Writing on the river with Page Lambert

Page Lambert, WAC creative writing fellowship winner and former resident of Sundance, is working with The Women’s Wilderness Institute to run a five-day writing workshop for women Sept. 24-28 on the Green River. The retreat features daily, interactive writing seminars and one-on-one sessions with Page while canoeing through Utah’s Labyrinth Canyon.

Page is a veteran course leader who has inspired hundreds of women in their personal writing. One of her past courses was featured in the January 2006 issue of Oprah Magazine as “One of the Year’s Top Six Great All-Girl Getaways.”

“Page Lambert’s river writing trips provide a unique opportunity to examine, evaluate and energize both your work and life. Her love of western landscapes and respect for everyone attempting to understand, describe and preserve them are contagious,” said Sureva Towler, Writing from the River’s Edge 2007 participant. “The adventures Page shepherds spread insights and inspiration faster than tamarisk can invade a riverbank, and they’re fun.”

As guest teacher on The Women’s Wilderness Institute “Writing from the River’s Edge” course, Lambert brings years of experience working with women writers and a natural passion for the wilderness. She was one of fifteen writers selected to contribute to Writing Down the River: Into the Heart of the Grand Canyon. Her memoir, In Search of Kinship, was a Denver bestseller.

The five-day retreat includes an introduction to canoe travel, water safety and basic camping techniques and is appropriate for writers and canoers of all levels. The trip begins and ends in Grand Junction, Colorado. The price for the course is $850, which includes all meals, canoeing and camping equipment.

Page Lambert is available for interviews about the trip. Contact Wendy Gruenberg Wray, marketing director of The Women’s Wilderness Institute, at 303.938.9191.

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