Pop-Up Write-In with Williamstown Rural Lands

Pop-Up Write-In with Williamstown Rural Lands

Monday, August 7, 2023

3:00 PM–6:00 PM
The Clark
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What do we seek in nature, and in nature-writing? Is it regaining or accessing a sense of wonder about the natural world? Can a connection with our surrounding environments help us connect with others? Consider these and other questions during this pop-up write-in sponsored by Williamstown Rural Lands and hosted at the Clark—an event for writers of all skill and experience levels.

Williamstown Rural Lands, in partnership with local publisher Tupelo Press, is producing an arts and literature review focused on the northern Berkshire natural environment, and they are inviting artists and writers to submit work for consideration. Spend time on the Clark’s 140-acre campus for an immersive writing experience as you embark on your own nature-based writing project. Come with ideas in mind, visit the Humane Ecology: Eight Positions exhibition, or engage with a writing prompt to start putting words on the page. Writers can check in at the Manton Research Center Reading Room, where writing prompts and dedicated space will be provided.

Free. Admission to the Humane Ecology: Eight Positions exhibition is included for participants from 3–5 pm. Curator Robert Wiesenberger will be present from 3:30–4:30 pm to greet participants. Please bring writing utensils and any supplies you will need to make the most of the afternoon. Note: only pencils are permitted for in-gallery use.

You can learn more about Williamstown Rural Lands—our local land trust—and their upcoming arts and literature review here. Please direct all publication-related questions to WRL. Submissions are due August 31.

This pilot initiative is supported in part by a grant from the Northern Berkshire Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Tupelo Press.