Love Letters to Public Lands; a Writing Workshop with Nan Seymour

Monday, 12 February 2018 18:21
Published in Special Events


199039 1552302739152 7891714 nImage of a snowy landscape outside of Bryce Canyon. Taken by Elise Butterfield.There are times we write to remember, to restore, and to resist. Sometimes we write to adore. In this workshop, we will pen love letters to Utah’s public lands with all of these possibilities.

You will be invited to bear witness to beloved places—to generously share your own details and experience. As we write, we’ll cultivate our appreciation and attention, as we grow our own embodied and grounded presence. You need not identify as a “writer” to bring your love of the land to this writing practice. Everyone is welcome.

This class will run for 4 weeks, with an option to read your finished (or in-progress) work at a public reading in June. 

Dates: March 24, 31, April 7 & 14

Time: 1 - 4 pm

Location: Art Access Workshop, 230 S 500 W, Suite 110

Cost: $30


About the Teaching Artist:

Nan has facilitated writing for hundreds of groups, including cancer survivors, high school students, and homeless writers. She currently offers an ongoing schedule of expressive writing 

IMG E4280Photo of instructor Nan Seymour in the snow. She has medium length curly brown hair, fair skin, and a wide smile.

groups at her River Writing studio in Salt Lake City. As the mother of a transgender daughter and an activist, her mantra is unafraid to witness, unashamed to adore. She spent many of her grown-up years as a miller and baker of whole-grain bread. She learned something about the process by milling the wheat. She acquired some patience while waiting for the loaves to rise.

Questions? Contact our Programs Director Elise Butterfield at  or 801-328-0703, option 4.


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