We presently possess a $500 grant available towards this expedition! Please get more information at additional information.
“…no you could write truthfully concerning the ocean and then leave the poetry.” – Rachel Carson
Do you want to come along for …
- An adventurous sea voyage aboard a 72-feet yacht, Ocean Dragon
- A nature-inspired writing journey that can take you from your safe place
- Sailing between tobago and Palm Beach, Florida
- Stopovers on secluded beaches within the Bahamas
- Discussions about incorporating place and ecosystem inside your writing
- A authors’ retreat at ocean – lots of possibilities to create and workshop
- An exchange of ideas about methods to pressing ecological problems
‘Writing at Sea’ provides the outstanding chance to grow your creative ability as a copywriter while sailing through probably the most breathtaking areas of the Bahamas. In this 10-day voyage aboard S/V Ocean Dragon. you’ll be supplied with a distinctive space to produce new writing that cultivates a comprehension in our marine atmosphere and takes into regard the environmental challenges humans put on the oceans.
This expedition will combine facilitated discussion hands-on sailing experience and practical workshops on writing fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and ecological journalism.
Come aboard, and obtain printed entirely Terrain !
Whole Terrain . Antioch College’s award-winning journal of reflective ecological practice, is going to be publishing three bits of writing from participating crew people within their on the internet and print journals. To learn more about publishing possibilities about this trip, please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com
‘Writing at Sea’ is appropriate for individuals of writing levels – you may be a newbie author, or perhaps a professional with three decades writing experience.
This can be a wonderful chance that you should build up your writing having a crew of like-minded individuals, and also to uncover the way your writing could be a effective tool to produce awareness and alter.
Use crowdfunding to jump in!
Multiple people have effectively elevated money through crowdfunding to participate previous expeditions aboard Ocean Dragon. The options with this are endless, but we’ve sources along with a couple of examples available here .
Elizabeth Claire Alberts is definitely an American-born poet, journalist, along with a creative writing instructor at Macquarie College in Sydney, Australia. She’s always had a love for the oceans, and spent a long time volunteering for non-profits like Ocean Shepherd Conservation Society and also the Two Hands Project. Elizabeth is really a adding author of Tales from the Great Turning (having a foreword by Joanna Macy), a magazine that celebrates the written word like a effective tool to produce ecological change, and recounts the journeys of grass roots activists who’ve taken care of immediately the difficulties in our time. Elizabeth’s writing has additionally made an appearance on the net like Audubon. The Ecologist. Resurgence. Alternatives Journal. Wild. and Earth Island Journal. She’ll be awarded her PhD in creative writing in 2015. Her doctorate thesis and inventive writing project concentrate on the relationship between narrative and poetry in verse-novels for kids and youthful adults.
You can go to Elizabeth’s website at elizabethclairealberts.com
BA. Honours (British), B.S. Communications
Working during the last years being an Independent Author, Write on travel, literature, culture, atmosphere, politics, gender, existence around me etc.
Possess a understanding about atmosphere issues on land but am less accustomed to the degradation of marine existence. Wishing to enhance my understanding about these problems and disseminate them so far as possible through my writings.Intending to maximise my learning curve about this trip, both through theoretical understanding and practical exposure.
Social work background with seriously psychologically disabled adults. BA, MA, and MFA in creative writing. Poet Laureate well over-the-Rhine Cincinnati 1984-1985. Authored and created One-Act Play: HARD NOSED, about suicide in 1991. Radio personality with weekly broadcast on NPR affiliate in Greater Cincinnati 1989-1998. Traveled for writing workshops or conferences to St. Petersburg, Russia 2000, Kenya 2004, Montreal 2010, Lisbon 2011, France, Athens, Vilnius 2012, Mexico 2013. Studied with Natalie Goldberg in Taos, Atlanta, and Villefavard, France. Produced digital texts that have been proven at worldwide conferences working in london and Athens. Experienced teacher. Music performer and artist.
Presently at the office on novel that has chapters focused on Caribbean cruise. Styles include cli-fi agitprop radio, espionage, robotics, drones, alien technology, and animism. Thinking about observing natural phenomena, weather, sailing, and enjoying imaginative options during expedition. Thinking about theme of “trust” as explained Elizabeth Claire Alberts. Aspire to take part in creating blogs, along with other nonfiction included in the expedition. Searching for adventure in remote region.
A local of California, Eric continues to be around the water since an earlier age. He’s traveled the world greater than 55,000 offshore miles, and it has traveled the world from windsurfers to 115′ schooners, and lately he completed just one-handed circumnavigation through the great capes. He enjoys teaching every aspect of sailing, from boat handling and dinghy racing to navigation and seamanship. He’s always wanting to share his understanding of celestial navigation. Eric has tried sail practicing the majority of his existence, and it is an US Sailing instructor. He holds an IYT Master of Yachts Sea with commercial endorsement along with a USCG 100 ton master’s license. Eric can also be a skilled diver and PADI Divemaster.
Shanley was created and elevated in North Park, CA and graduated having a BA in Ecological Policy along with a minor in Ecological Science from Western Washington College. Getting developed through the ocean, she holds an in-depth desire for Mother Sea and our ever-growing requirement for protection and understanding of the issues our atmosphere is facing. She enjoys anything getting related to the ocean, from surfing to diving to sailing, and loves offshore passages. She’s PADI Save Diver certified and holds an IYT Master of Yatchs Offshore with commercial endorsement.
Megan was created and elevated in Wales, United kingdom and it was around the water from the youthful age. The marine and seaside atmosphere has performed an enormous part in her own existence understanding how to sail at 7 she required that onto compete worldwide representing Wales and The Uk. Megan is really a qualified sailing instructor getting labored both at home and within the UAE and spends most spare time surfing, wake boarding and windsurfing. Lately graduating having a Bs in Geography and Ecological Management in the College from the West of England Megan has become keen to consider this onto work in marine research and conservation to assist safeguard the atmosphere she’s most enthusiastic about to make sure irreversible damage isn’t done.
First Day (April 4): Arrive aboard Pangaea’s 72-feet yacht, Ocean Dragon, in attractive Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic at 4pm. Take a moment to stow gear aboard, get ready, and become familiar with one another. Evening session with Elizabeth, together with a critical discussion on creativeness, writing spaces, covering place, and environmental writing. We’ll discuss the way we’ll use Ocean Dragon like a writing space in this journey, and just how the marine atmosphere may inspire and influence our writing.
Day 2 (April 5): A security briefing from Skipper Eric Loss and First Mate Shanley McEntee. Only then do we sail for that Bahamas! We’ll spend the mid-day understanding the intricacies of sailing aboard Ocean Dragon underneath the expert guidance of Eric and Shanley. We’ll also keep our eyes peeled for humpback whales once we sail past their sanctuary in tobago.
Day 3 (April 6): First day outside sea! We’ll reach benefit from the question of all over sea views once we mind much deeper in to the Atlantic. We’ll consider seabirds, dolphins, and whales. This very day is going to be an chance to try out our ocean legs, and also to get our creative writing juices flowing. We’ll put pen to paper and talk about our initial observations/feelings/tips on this primary trip to ocean. Tonight we’ll also commence our evening discussing sessions, that will give crew people the chance to talk about something they’ve written or observed or considered during the period of your day.
Days 4-8 (April 7-11): Once we sail towards Palm Beach, we’ll discuss a persons exposure to the marine atmosphere, and also the environmental challenges humans put on the oceans, and consider methods to address these problems within our writing. We’ll explore different triggers to jump start our writing, including using plastic objects collected in the open sea and shores. We’ll be stopping in 2 remote places to snorkel, beach comb… also to write! Writing workshops is going to be held every day, together with evening discussing sessions.
Day 9 (April 12): Sail towards Palm Beach in Florida. Writing workshops and discussing sessions continues before coming in Palm Beach at night.
Day 10 (April 13): After clearing customs and immigration each morning, we’ll spend the mid-day discussing ways that we’ll develop our writing following this trip, and just how we are able to use our writing compare unique car features on the planet. Following a tasty lunch, we’ll say our goodbyes to the fellow authors.
*Itinerary susceptible to change according to weather.
Travel documents: Crew will need a passport using their home country that will permit them to go to Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, USA. Non Us Residents will need a B1/B2 visa for entry into USA by ocean.
- 9 nights accommodation aboard Ocean Dragon
- All meals, snacks and drinks aboard
- Sailing instruction
- Safety equipment and foul weather gear
- All workshops, self improvement and something-on-one sessions
Payment doesn’t include:
- Transportation to Dominican Republic and residential from Palm Beach, FL
- Transportation back and forth from the pier
- Personal expenses during port