2022 Authors and Artists Festival: Writing the Land Poets’ Retreat

Virtual Poetry Retreat: Healing Ourselves and the Planet

On February 25-27, 2022, a Poets’ Retreat focused on healing ourselves and the planet will take place on Zoom. Explore the relationship between your writing practice and climate change in these gentle, restorative, and inspiring workshops with like-minded poets using their craft to promote change and right relationships between humans and the rest of Nature. The retreat includes three workshops, an exclusive poetry reading, peer writing groups, and an opportunity to read in the Authors and Artists festival. There are 10 hours of programming and the registration fee is $200 (USD) / $225 (Canadian Dollars). Payment plans and one competitive, needs-based scholarship for a BIPOC poet are available. A preliminary schedule can be found at the event’s website.


  • Artist Contemplative practice for EcoJustice, facilitated by JuPong Lin
  • Tender Witness: Climate Grieving for Poets, facilitated by Dina Stander
  • The Power of Story, facilitated by Jason Grundstrom-Whitney

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