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Writing the Wild
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Date: July 28, 8:00 am
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Do you feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us but aren’t quite sure how to express it? Do you have something to say about nature but nothing you put on paper seems to quite hit the heart of your feelings? Let the wild writer inside of you free! In this full day backcountry hike seize the opportunity to experiment with a variety of writing exercises to help you describe what you’re seeing or find the words to communicate with others about your passion. Find inspiration from contemporary nature writers such as Edward Abbey and Terry Tempest Williams and learn from their techniques on how to capture emotion. Explore writing from poetry to prose to persuasion. The day is spent hiking in wilderness, with writing exercises at a variety of environments from field to forest to stream. Participants may take one or both classes as topics and exercises will change.

Writing the Wild

Saturday July 28th

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration: $120


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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Jul 28
   
 
LITERARY ARTS
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8:00am,
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9:00am-1:00pm, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
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CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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LITERARY ARTS
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CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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3:00pm,
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MUSIC
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Sunday, Jul 29
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING WITH DAWN COHEN
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CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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10:00am,
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CB WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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MUSIC
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Monday, Jul 30
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
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MUSIC
PAA KOW
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A high-energy, afro-fusion cultural immersion, Paa Kow and his Afro-Fusion Orchestra boldly explore the music of the African Diaspora by melding more...



Tuesday, Jul 31
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
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VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS
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4:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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ALSO AT THE CENTER
PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
“FROM SHOW BOAT TO HAMILTON: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
7:00pm, Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte
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MUSIC
REDEMPTION SONGS AND SONATAS
Crested Butte Music Festival
9:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Wednesday, Aug 1
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
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FILM
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Thursday, Aug 2
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
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TOUR DE FORKS
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GALLERIES
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Artist Reception
5:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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MUSIC
STEVE POLTZ
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Saturday, Aug 4
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
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9:00am,
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MUSIC
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Sunday, Aug 5
   
 
MUSIC
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7:30pm, Big Mine Ice Arena
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MUSIC
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Monday, Aug 6
   
 
MUSIC
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5:30pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Tuesday, Aug 7
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
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Designed for Rising 6th - Rising 9th Graders
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VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
CREATIVITY & COCKTAILS
Collage & Coladas
4:00pm, Crested Butte Center for the Arts; 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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TOUR DE FORKS
FUN-LOVING, FARM-RAISED
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7:00pm, Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte
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MUSIC
AARON DIEHL
Crested Butte Music Festival
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Wednesday, Aug 8
   
 
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
OPEN WHEEL THROWING
9:00am, The Art Studio; 111 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224
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