Events

River Writing is for everyone and we welcome you to the table! You don't have to identify as a writer to enjoy a friendly circle of support. 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 series schedule.

 

12
Feb
2023

Make and Take Lake Art with Therese Berry

02-12-2023 12:00 pm -3:00 pm
Free with registration
Make and Take Lake Art with Therese Berry

Create brine shrimp and bird puppets to celebrate the life of the lake!
Gathering at Island Buffalo Grill on Antelope Island. Located on the west side of the island on Bridger Bay Beach. (We're using the restaurant's space, but please note that food will not be available for purchase.)
All ages welcome (children 10 or under with adult supervision)
Free with registration

18
Feb
2023

Guided Hike on Antelope Island with Utah Master Naturalist Lara Chho: 2/18/23

02-18-2023 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Free with Registration.
Guided Hike on Antelope Island with Utah Master Naturalist Lara Chho: 2/18/23

"We gather to bear witness to her beauty.
We gather to grow our tenderness towards brine shrimp,
microbialites, and winged citizens of the air.
We gather to carry each other through spells of despair.
We gather to revere all that is vital and alive." 

-Nan Seymour

Invitation from Lara: "My walks are geared towards those who seek to become more familiar with the Lake and Antelope Island, and aim to connect participants with a deeper sense of place in the larger frame of the watershed, culture and ecology of this unique ecosystem. We'll talk about the island and lakes' marvelous cast of characters spanning from brine shrimp to bison. We will also touch on some of the big picture issues and potential solutions our beloved and imperiled water body is currently facing."

Lara is a naturalist and watershed educator with Wasatch Mountain Institute  and believes deeply in the power of connection to place as a catalyst for healing both self and community. 

Walks are limited to 12 participants.

Free with registration. State park entrance fee of $15 still applies.Meeting at Lakeside Loop Trailhead at White Rocks Campground at 11am.Bring layers, water & snacks and binoculars if you have them!We will finish up at the same location around 1pm. Dogs on leash are permitted

18
Feb
2023

A Conversation on Kinship, Restoration, and Repair with Darren Parry

02-18-2023 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Free
A Conversation on Kinship, Restoration, and Repair with Darren Parry

Part Two: Great Salt Lake - Inseparable from Ourselves

Darren Parry, former Chairman of the Northwest Band and the Shoshone Nation and poet Nan Seymour will hold a conversation about Rights of Nature for Great Salt Lake. Does the lake have inherent rights to live, flourish, and be restored? How can we repair the breach between humans and the rest of the living earth? How could humans repair our relationship with water overall? 

When: Saturday, February 18th, 2:00-4:00pm MST

Where: Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center. Masks required.

Free with registration. Please make an offering to restoration at Boa Ogai

Darren is the author of The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History. We highly recommend that participants read Darren’s book beforehand if possible to inform and enliven our conversations. 

25
Feb
2023

Writing to Witness Great Salt Lake on Antelope Island: 2/25/23

02-25-2023 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
$40 (Sliding Scale)
Writing to Witness Great Salt Lake on Antelope Island: 2/25/23

Saturday, February 25th from 2-4pm
Meeting Live at the Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center
($15 Park Entrance Fee per Vehicle)
Limited to 16 Participants (16+)
Masks Required
Co-Facilitated by Amy & Nan

04
Mar
2023

Guided Hike on Antelope Island with Utah Master Naturalist Lara Chho: 3/4/23

03-04-2023 11:00 am - 02-04-2023 1:00 pm
Free with Registration.
Guided Hike on Antelope Island with Utah Master Naturalist Lara Chho: 3/4/23

"We gather to bear witness to her beauty.
We gather to grow our tenderness towards brine shrimp,
microbialites, and winged citizens of the air.
We gather to carry each other through spells of despair.
We gather to revere all that is vital and alive." 

-Nan Seymour

Invitation from Lara: "My walks are geared towards those who seek to become more familiar with the Lake and Antelope Island, and aim to connect participants with a deeper sense of place in the larger frame of the watershed, culture and ecology of this unique ecosystem. We'll talk about the island and lakes' marvelous cast of characters spanning from brine shrimp to bison. We will also touch on some of the big picture issues and potential solutions our beloved and imperiled water body is currently facing."

Lara is a naturalist and watershed educator with Wasatch Mountain Institute  and believes deeply in the power of connection to place as a catalyst for healing both self and community. 

Walks are limited to 12 participants.

Free with registration. State park entrance fee of $15 still applies. Meeting at Lakeside Loop Trailhead at White Rocks Campground at 11am.Bring layers, water & snacks and binoculars if you have them! We will finish up at the same location around 1pm. Dogs on leash are permitted

04
Mar
2023

Gathering in Gratitude: Poetry, Praise, & Songs Great Salt Lake

03-04-2023 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Free with Registration
Gathering in Gratitude: Poetry, Praise, & Songs Great Salt Lake

Join to celebrate the life of Great Salt Lake on the last day of the 2023 Vigil!

Saturday, March 4th, 2:00-5:00pm, Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center

Everyone welcome! Free with registration.

(Photography by Laurie Bray)