Photograph by Friderike Heuer

Photograph by Friderike Heuer


June 15, 2019  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost:  $95.00  (including lunch)

In this one-day workshop, we’ll explore nature through poetry and art, delving into sense detail through our experience of the natural world.  As poets and artists, we’ll offer description, instruction and reflection to embody a natural place and express our wild selves.  

Please join Gwendolyn Morgan, Margaret Hartsook and Dawn Thompson for a day of creative art making as we follow our poetic instincts, track with pen & ink, and draw upon our wild longing for new landscapes.

Please bring a Journal & Pen. No previous art or writing experience necessary

Space is limited – Please register early.

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Gwendolyn Morgan learned the names of birds and wildflowers and inherited paint brushes from her grandmothers. With a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, Gwendolyn has been a recipient of a few art and writing residencies. Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea was a recipient of the Wild Earth Poetry Prize.   Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces is a Nautilus Gold Winner in Poetry and a Foreward Indies Book of the Year Finalist in the Nature Category.  She is the current Clark County Poet Laureate.


Margaret Hartsook trained in drawing and painting at California College of Art in Oakland, California, Margaret completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Oregon. She received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling & Psychology with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. She is a mixed media artist and has been working for the past 30 years with a wide variety of materials and is endlessly inspired by the cycles of nature.


Dawn Thompson facilitates writing workshops and retreats through Portland Women Writers and for women healing from cancer through the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. She believes writing our stories is a sacred act that liberates, heals and transforms us. Dawn holds an M.A. in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.