May 30: Hike & Write

Photo courtesy of Dana Hubanks.

May 30 from 12:30 to 4p on the Iron Horse Trail

The start of summer means it’s time to move the writing outside!

I hope you’ll join me for a short, meditative hike (4 to 5 miles)  and a brief, guided writing session in response to our walk. Bring writing materials, water, snacks and warm layers. We’ll sit on the ground to write, so you may want to bring something to sit on.

Meet at 12:30pm at the Rattlesnake Lake parking lot (exit 32 from I-90) and look for the “Hike & Write with the Poet Laureate” sign. No pre-registration needed, and no previous experience with hiking or writing required.

In case of rain, we’ll write in the Cedar River Watershed Educational Center, which is adjacent to the Rattlesnake Lake parking lot. (We’ll still meet up at the parking lot.)

From the 2014 Hike & Write at Deception Pass State Park. Photo courtesy of Dave Wenning.
From the 2014 Hike & Write at Deception Pass State Park. Photo courtesy of Dave Wenning.

This program is free, and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Black Dog Arts Coalition, Humanities Washington and ArtsWA.

Reading at the Black Dog Arts Cafe in Snoqualmie at 7p

After the hike, I’ll give a reading at The Black Dog Arts Café in Snoqualmie at 7p. Why not make a day of it? Come out and hike, then have dinner at the Black Dog, followed by poetry and live music.

Hike & Write Deception Pass State Park: Aug. 10, 2014

Deception Pass State Park
Let’s hike at Deception Pass State Park, and see what we have to say about it.

Join me at  Deception Pass State Park for the second “Hike & Write with the Poet Laureate.”

When:  1pm on Sunday, Aug. 10

Where: Pass Lake parking lot at Deception Pass State Park

What:  After a brief introduction, we’ll take a short, meditative hike on the Pass Lake trail, then do a brief, guided writing session in response to our walk. No previous experience with hiking or writing needed. Total hike is about 3 miles; we’ll wrap up by 3p.

Why: Because it’s summer, and who wants to be cooped up at a desk?

This event is free, and you don’t need to register in advance — just make sure your vehicle has a Discover Pass. (Better yet – carpool with someone who has a pass.)

Please bring: a notebook and pen/pencil, water, a snack and extra layers of clothing, including a rain jacket.