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May 26–30, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

Word Walks

Lara Tupper
Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper, MFA, is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, The Believer,, and other literary…
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For everyone.

Soak in fresh air and new writing ideas in the scenic Berkshire hills. Just as Henry David Thoreau did his best thinking while sauntering through the Massachusetts woods, this workshop offers you the opportunity to be guided by the beauty of Kripalu’s grounds, classic poems and essays on nature, and creative writing exercises designed to cultivate awareness. Thoreau, who walked with little regard for speed or purpose, provides an apt lesson in being present with what is.

This program includes

  • Gentle, inspiring strolls
  • Readings from Frost, Thoreau, and Wordsworth
  • Writing exercises designed to stir the five senses, rejuvenate the spirit, and reconnect with the natural world
  • A safe, supportive space in which to share your words
  • Ways to develop ideas for future writing projects, and strategies for maintaining a practice at home.

Word Walkers ramble outdoors and ruminate indoors. No prior writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to observe and feel.

Note Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a journal to program sessions.