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Writing the Self and Nature through the Work of Emily Dickinson

September 28, 2019 @ EST 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Gell One-Day Intensive
Karen Van Meenen and Patricia Roth Schwartz

Deadline to Register: September 27, 4:00 pm

Spend a day getting to know Emily Dickinson at Writers & Books’ retreat center, set on 24 bucolic acres in the Bristol Hills. Karen vanMeenen and Patricia Roth Schwartz will guide you on an exploration of what love is, what death means, and how one’s own garden contains the universe. With this one-day intensive, you will read selected works by the iconic poet, discuss her oeuvre and life, write in multiple forms, and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Karen Van Meenen is certified as a writing therapist, serves on the executive board of the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and is the Book Reviews Editor for the Journal for Poetry Therapy.
Patricia Roth Schwartz has been the recipient of awards from Clackamas, Rochester’s ImageOut, Sow’s Ear, and HeartLodge. She also has won a Lambda Literary award for a volume of short fiction.


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September 28, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat
6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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