The Rancho Linda Vista artists community is a pioneer in the emergence of Arizonas vibrant arts scene.
Over the years many poets of note have spent time here—writing, giving public readings, exploring the desert, sharing ideas and collaborating with resident artists.
Writing Intensive with William Pitt Root & Pamela Uschuk
- When: Monday, May 21–Friday, May 25, 2018
- Where: Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona
- Participant limit: 10
- Workshop fee: $500
- Reservation & fee receipt deadline: Tuesday, May 1
This inspirational mixed genre, hands-on, generative writing intensive focuses on
weaving poetry and lyric prose to create memoir. Taught by award-winning
writers and editors, William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuk, the class meets for 4 hours daily for 5 days and will include a book list, poetry and memoir techniques, model pieces of writing, writing prompts, time to write, revision techniques, as well as critical feedback.
Well discuss work by diverse writers such as Luis Alberto
Urrea, Joy Harjo, Audre Lorde, Nick Flynn, Beth Alvarado, Linda Hogan, Lucille
Clifton, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Pam Houston,
Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Gary Shteyngart, Lidia Yuknavitch, Barry Lopez, Terry
Tempest Williams and David Sedaris. Well discuss various aspects of how to
submit and publish work.
Daily writing/discussion sessions will be held from 9 to 11 AM and from 1.30 to 3.30 PM. There is plenty of time for writing. Sessions will be held inside and out of doors. Built in are short hikes into the desert around Rancho Linda Vista, so bring comfortable walking shoes and a hat.
All writing generated during the week will be considered for publication in a special section in the 2018 Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts online issue. This intensive coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Rancho Linda Vista, a community
devoted to the arts. During RLVs ensuing weekend festivities, there will be a special reading of work generated from the writing intensive.
Room & Meals
Rancho Linda Vista will provide lunch and supper daily. Housing is available to those willing to share premises with a roommate or host family. Camping is also permitted. For others, comfortable and private accommodations are often available at nearby historic guest ranches. See lodging options...
About the Setting
Located on a historic adobe ranch in the beautiful upper Sonoran Desert, the Rancho Linda Vista artists community is a pioneer in the emergence of the Southwests vibrant arts scene. As a workshop participant, you will join a long line of distinguished poets who have spent time here writing, collaborating, sharing their work, and exploring the desert.
Reservations & Payment
As there are a limited number of spots, please email us as soon as possible to reserve a space at email@example.com. In your email, please include:
- Your full name.
- Your contact information, including: mail address, phone and primary email.
- A description of yourself, any current projects and what you hope to accomplish during the workshop (300 words or less).
Payment in full is due by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Checks should be made out to RLV Oracle Art, Inc. and mailed to: P.O. Box 160, Oracle AZ 85623. You will receive a confirmation receipt soon thereafter via email.