Words of Nature

Taking a break to journal while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011.

I’m happy to announce two workshops I’m leading on outdoor journaling!  Here is the press release from The Nature of Words:

Join outdoorsman Kolby Kirk for a 2-session workshop on outdoor journaling.  Participants will spend time in the woods learning about how to translate your surroundings into words and sketches. Among the skills taught will be how to overcome the ‘fear of the blank page,’ ideas on journal layout and organization, and journaling for yourself and for others.  Participants must be prepared to see the little things in nature, so wearing appropriate clothing for studying the forest floor is a must.  List of items that should be brought: layers of clothing, footwear with a good tread, and a sack lunch.  Optional: a magnifying glass.  A journal and pen/pencil will be provided, but feel free to bring your own ongoing journal.

Kolby Kirk is a writer, artist, photographer and outdoorsman.  His artistic journals have been featured in books, magazines, and film around the world.  In the past decade, he has hiked over five thousand miles of trails in over twenty-five countries.  He started journaling as an adult, keeping record of his international travels and treks.  In 2011, he hiked 1,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail covering most of California by foot and, along the way, he filled over 800 pages of journals with writing, sketches, and ephemera. Although Kolby moved to Bend, Oregon after his long hike in 2011, three generations of his family has lived here since the 1940s.  Kolby shares his passion for the outdoors on his website, www.TheHikeGuy.com.  He is currently working on a guidebook on the buttes of central Oregon, entitled Hike Your Butte Off! (www.hikeyourbutteoff.com)

Saturdays, April 12th and 26th. 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: The Virginia Meissner SnoPark: Jane’s Hut (yurt)
Class Fee: $50 each or $90 for both. Pre-Registration is required.

To sign up, either navigate to The Nature of Words, email info@thenatureofwords.org, or call (541) 647-2233.  To read more about my journaling here on this site, check these stories out.

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