Susan Seddon Boulet

Earth Mother, Dream Mother:
Nature Writing in the Light of Sacred Ecology

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
10-2 with a lunch break
Fee: Sliding Scale $75 -$240
Pegasus and Sisters Writing Studio, Green Lake


In addition to being the source of the living world, the Goddess Gaia was known to bestow visions and dreams. In this workshop we will open to and draw upon both these aspects of Gaia. Guided imagery and writing will be used to initiate the healing of our relationship with our earth home as biosphere and mythosphere.

Through sensuous heart-centered imagination we will attend to the more-than-human world. Our orientation will encompass geology, plants and animals, as well as spiritual beings and subtle realms. We will ask how we, as individuals and in community, can participate with, and bring expression to “the holy singing whole.” (K. Raine) .

Registration Deadline: November 1st

For more information or to register, contact Mary Oak

Previous Workshops in This Series:

Sense of Place and Sensing Place: Nature Writing to Open Awareness

Saturday, July 20th 2019
10-4 with a lunch break
Fee: Sliding Scale $120- $280
Pegasus and Sisters Writing Studio, Green Lake.


Explore and deepen your relationship to the natural world through sensory awareness, contemplative observation and writing. We will develop a sense of Nature Writing as we explore and practice this genre in connection to the following themes: Sense of Place and Sensing Place, Landscape and Language, Lexicon, Ecopoetics, Deepening Perception in the Garden, The Nature Essay and Contemplative Writing and Praise.

The Broken Alleluia: Nature Writing in a Time of Ecological Upheaval

Saturday, August 17th 2019
10-4 with a lunch break
Fee: Sliding Scale $120- $280
Pegasus and Sisters Writing Studio, Green Lake.

Drought. Mourning Orcas. Burning forests. Species die-offs. New reports of eco-disasters are becoming standard fare. How can we write about Nature without taking into account our changing ecosystem? 

The term “Solastalgia” denotes distress in response to climate catastrophe. We’ll explore how this condition impacts how we write about the natural world. We will write as witness and in apology and celebration.

We will reflect upon our journeys as eco-heroines or eco-heroes as articulated in Sharon Blackie’s book, “If Women Rose Rooted” and look at how we cultivate and sustain hope in our hearts and our communities. I will also introduce Trebbe Johnson’s work called Radical Joy for Hard Times.

In the belief that powerful voices change the world, Kathleen Dean Moore’s “Call to Writers” will be introduced to “imagine new life-ways into existence.”