Help send two students from undergraduate or graduate writing programs along with other writers and a group of scientists to a forest preserve in the central highlands of Vietnam for writing workshops, presentations, and explorations toward transformative ecological thought.
River River Writers Circle is proud to present this residency opportunity in collaboration with researchers in climate science at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. We welcome participants in all disciplines and at all stages of their writing careers. Visit our website for more information.
Writers will join in discussions comparing and contrasting scientific methods with aesthetic methods of inquiry, will present short talks on environmental writing and landscape-oriented literature, and will gain insight into writing about travel experiences. We will spend a few days in the inspirational central highlands landscape of Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, near Dalat, Vietnam. Bookending the trip will be our arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), where we will take excursions to museums and other sites along with our generative writing workshops, and at the end of the residency two days in Dalat, exploring the cultural heritage of this former French colonial hill station and surrounding region.
Your donation covers students' costs for lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, as well as workshops, excursions, and park entrance fees. Thank you for helping us offer this new educational program to students in the literary arts. Because River River Writers Circle is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization in New York, your donation is fully tax-deductible.