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Glen Workshops 2011

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We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2011 Glen Workshops--including, for the first time ever, a Glen on the Eastern seaboard.

Glen East, in its first year, will be held in the Pioneer Valley, one of New England’s most beautiful and intellectually vibrant spots, home to some of the country’s oldest renowned colleges and known for the natural beauty of the Connecticut River and rolling green terrain. Faculty includes Bret Lott, Sara Zarr, Gregory Orr, Scott Russell Sanders, Edward Knippers, Timothy Botts, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, Kate Campbell, David Dark, and Maggie Kast.

Glen West, celebrating seventeen years, takes place in the stark, dramatic beauty of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and within easy reach of the rich cultural, artistic, and spiritual traditions of northern New Mexico. Faculty includes Melissa Pritchard, Robert Cording, Betsy Sholl, Lauren Winner, Bradford Winters, Barry Moser, Kim Alexander, Ginger Geyer, Over the Rhine, and Jeffrey Overstreet.

The theme for this year’s Glen Workshops, “Acts of Attention: Art as Discovery,” will provide a focal point for discussion. The poet Richard Wilbur once said, “The world’s fullness is not made but found.” Yet in a fast-paced culture, it is all too easy to miss the fullness and beauty that surround us, to be distracted by the virtual and instant. What happens to the soul when it is isolated from the world as it is? Can art, something that is “made,” refocus our attention on the mystery and complexity of reality? How can art itself be a loving act of attention, one that returns us to a fuller sense of the world we inhabit?

Registration goes quickly, so sign up soon to ensure a spot in your desired workshop. As always, you can email us ( or call our office with questions.

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