Events

River Writing is for everyone and we'd love to welcome you to the table. If the $40 tuition presents a barrier to your participation, please request sliding scale. If you'd like to dive in a bit deeper, consider joining a multi-week series. Click here to see our current schedule.

01
Mar
2024

2 Hours @ the Table with Karen 3/1/24

03-01-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$40 (or sliding scale)
2 Hours @ the Table with Karen 3/1/24

Friday, March 1st 6:00 pm-8:00 pm MST
Meeting on Zoom
Everyone Welcome! (16+) 
Limited to 8 Participants
About Karen

 

03
Mar
2024

Great Salt Lake Vigil Daily Meditation on Behalf of Imperiled Waters Worldwide

03-03-2024 7:00 am - 03-31-2024 7:25 am
Free with Registration
Great Salt Lake Vigil Daily Meditation on Behalf of Imperiled Waters Worldwide

Join us for morning meditation dedicated to Great Salt Lake and her tributaries as well as imperiled water bodies across the planet, especially inland seas. Come from wherever you are! You will receive the Zoom link after you sign up.

We sit in silence together Monday through Friday after brief dedication, from 7:00- 7:25 am MST via Zoom.

The door closes at 7:05 MST to support practicing with presence. You can join belatedly by sitting in loving-silence knowing that others are sitting with you in community.

Before you begin, please watch this warm-hearted invitation and orientation from Erin Geesaman Rabke.

10
Mar
2024

Sharing our Stories of Kinship

03-10-2024 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$40 (sliding scale) Donation to Boa Ogai
Sharing our Stories of Kinship

Darren Parry, former Chairman of the Northwest Band and the Shoshone Nation, and lake-facing poet Nan Seymour will guide a friendly practice of finding, cultivating, and sharing our stories of kinship with the beyond human world.

Have you have ever fallen in love with a river, befriended a tree, or felt a kinship with a wild animal or bird? All forms of life have a spirit. Even the rocks are singing. We’ll spend some time together remembering what we came into this world knowing. We'll employ generative writing practice (River Writing) to help us find our stories. With support from our community agreements, we'll practice listening to each other in gratitude, without critique or praise.

Sunday, March 10th, 1:00-4:00pm
Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center media room. (State park fee of $15 applies)
Limited to 16 participants. (Age 16+)
No expertise required, just a little courage. Everyone has stories to tell! Come curious.
Tuition $40 with sliding scale available. All tuition will be donated to the restoration project at Boa Ogai

Darren is also the author of The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History. Highly recommended reading for those interested in regional history and the power storytelling overall.

Thank you to Utah Humanities for supporting this workshop in collaboration with River Writing as part of the Witnessing the Watershed series.

16
Mar
2024

Walking the Watershed on Antelope Island 3/16/24

03-16-2024 11:00 am -1:00 am
Free with Registration
Walking the Watershed on Antelope Island 3/16/24

Guided by Lara Chho
This walk is part of Walking the Watershed, a series of guided walks along the waterways of the Great Basin bioregion supported by Utah Humanities.
Limited 12 participants. All ages welcome.
Free with registration. State park entrance fee of $15 applies.
We will meet at 11 pm at the Lake Loop Trailhead.
Wear layers, mittens, and hat. Bring water & snacks and binoculars if you have them.
We will finish at the same location around 1 pm. Dogs on leash are permitted.

16
Mar
2024

Fun Bus to Antelope Island for Poetry Reading 3/16/24

03-16-2024 12:30 pm -5:30 pm
$2
Fun Bus to Antelope Island for Poetry Reading 3/16/24

Saturday, March 16th.
Bus leaves North Temple Trax station (SLC) at 12:30 and returns by 5:30 pm
Antelope Island State Park fee is covered by your $2. Poetry reading free with this registration
There will be singing and snacks on the bus. Dress warmly for the outside poetry reading.

Songs from Along the Watershed is the third annual reading of irreplaceable, a collective praise poem devoted to Great Salt Lake. The poem is a prayer for the full restoration of the lake and an homage to all the species she sustains. The work is ever-swelling and contains over 400 voices.

This year, poets from Bear River, the Weber River, and the Jordan River will join their voices to create a chorus of songs from along the watershed. Youth poets will bring their particular witness to the thousands of pelicans recently exiled from Gunnison Island. Our reading will also feature special guest, Lisa Bickmore, Utah's current Poet Laureate.

Every word we read and sing will be presented directly to Great Salt Lake as an offering of love and devotion for our imperiled sacred lake.

 

16
Mar
2024

Songs from Along the Watershed: the Irreplaceable Poetry Reading 2024

03-16-2024 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Free with Registration
Songs from Along the Watershed: the Irreplaceable Poetry Reading 2024

Saturday, March 16th, 2-4pm.
Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Everyone is welcome!
Event is free with registration.
Register here for a $2 ride from SLC (includes park entry) on a chartered bus departing at 12:30 pm from the North Temple Trax Station.
If you come in your own vehicle, state park fee ($15 per vehicle) for access to Antelope Island will still apply. Please plan for extra travel time. Dress warmly for outside! Bring a blanket to warm up the cold bench.

Join us for the third annual reading of irreplaceable, a collective praise poem devoted to Great Salt Lake. The poem is a prayer for the full restoration of the lake and an homage to all the species she sustains. The work is ever-swelling and contains over 400 voices.

This year, poets from Bear River, the Weber River, and the Jordan River will join their voices to create a chorus of songs from along the watershed. Youth poets will bring their particular witness to the thousands of pelicans recently exiled from Gunnison Island. Our reading will also feature special guest, Lisa Bickmore, Utah's current Poet Laureate.

Every word we read and sing will be presented directly to Great Salt Lake as an offering of love and devotion for our imperiled sacred lake.

 

30
Mar
2024

Walking the Watershed at Fife Wetland Preserve 3/30/24

03-30-2024 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Free with Registration
Walking the Watershed at Fife Wetland Preserve 3/30/24

Guided by Christy Bills and Nan Seymour
Christy Bills is a museum entomologist with decades of experience sharing local nature walks with children and adults. Nan is lake-facing poet who loves to sing with people on river banks.
This walk is part of Walking the Watershed, a series of guided walks along the waterways of the Great Basin bioregion supported by Utah Humanities.
Limited 12 participants. All ages welcome.
Free with registration.
We will meet on the West side of the Fife Wetland Preserve in Salt Lake City. American Ave & 1100 West. 

19
Apr
2024

2 Hours @ the Table with Mica: 4/19/24

04-19-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
$40 (Sliding Scale)
2 Hours @ the Table with Mica: 4/19/24

Friday, April 19th from 6 pm-8 pm MST
Meeting on Zoom
Limited to 8 Participants
Everyone Welcome! (16+)
About Mica

Are you new and interested in learning more about River Writing? Are you a regular but are craving more writing tables on your calendar? No matter the reason, everyone is welcome to this table! Bring the week to a close with poetry, community, and listening.