May 3, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Join literary scholar Ann Ronald for a creative writing workshop at Marilyn’s Pond in Galena Creek Regional Park on May 19th from 9am to noon. Participants will gain a greater understanding for the creative writing process and the intrinsic relationship between nature and creative expression.
Journals and morning refreshments will be provided. Bring water, sunscreen, and your creativity!
Ann Ronald’s work has always focused on landscape. Best known for her book on Edward Abbey, The New West of Edward Abbey, she also has written a Zane Grey monograph and a study of nineteen-century British fiction, Functions of Setting in the Novel. She edited a Sierra Club totebook titled Words for the Wild, and joined with photographer Stephen Trimble to produce a book of photos and essays called Earthtones: A Nevada Album.
She has published numerous articles of literary criticism on a number of English and American authors; some of those essays are collected in Reader of the Purple Sage. Lately she has been publishing more creative essays of her own. GhostWest: Reflections Past and Present examines places in the West which define themselves in terms of their past histories. Her newest book, Oh, Give Me A Home, muses about how our actions in the American West today may influence the ways in which future generations will perceive this special place.
At the University of Nevada, Reno, Ann Ronald teaches a variety of upper division and graduate courses in both British and American literature. Partial retirement means she only teaches during the spring semesters, but she regularly offers a graduate seminar in Creative Nature Writing plus undergraduate courses Western American Writers, Major Environmental Texts, Western Women Writers, and American Autobiography.
$15 per person and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the visitor center at (775) 849-4948 or kcarsten@GBInstitute.org