Landscape, Emotion & Meaning at Buffalo Peaks Ranch

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We are excited to announce this summer’s first Writers Workshop:

Landscape, Emotion, and Meaning with William Haywood Henderson

presented in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Kent Haruf said in West of Last Chance, “It seems to me nothing man has done or built on this land is an improvement over what was here before.

And here you are, setting your story in that original, natural world, the wild wilderness without a trace of man, or perhaps in the tamed edges of wilderness, somewhere like South Park’s Buffalo Peaks Ranch. The landscape you employ can be much more than just a backdrop; landscape can embody the emotion of your characters, the mood of your story, and the themes running through your art. In this workshop, we’ll study the works of some writers who use landscape expertly, then learn techniques to put landscape to its deepest, richest use in your own writing.

William Haywood Henderson earned a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in creative writing from Brown University, and attended Stanford University as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing. He is the author of three novels: Native, The Rest of the Earth, and Augusta Locke. He has taught creative writing at Brown, Harvard, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver, and is currently on the MFA faculty at Ashland University in Ohio. At Lighthouse Writers Workshop, he directs the Book Project and teaches the Advanced Novel Workshop and the Novel Bootcamp. We are pleased to work with Lighthouse Writers Workshop in bringing William Haywood Henderson to Buffalo Peaks Ranch!

Saturday, July 1st, 10am to 4pm,  $50 class fee.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Three novels of William Haywood Henderson, along with a late morning photo taken on the front porch of Buffalo Peaks Ranch’s Main House.

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Buffalo Peaks Ranch: a rich landscape that we’ve only just begun to explore. Join us!

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The landscape you employ can be much more than just a backdrop; landscape can embody the emotion of your characters, the mood of your story, and the themes running through your art.” — from William Haywood Henderson’s workshop description.

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