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Spring Creek Project engages the most daunting and urgent environmental issues of our times while remembering and sharing our perennial sources of joy, wonder, and gratitude. We are a convening organization that sponsors writers' residencies, readings, lectures, conversations, and symposia on issues and themes of critical importance to the health of humans and nature. We believe sharing insights, inspiration, and methods from many perspectives increases our understanding of the place of humans in nature. Our goal is to include participants and audience members from every discipline and persuasion, from creative writing and the other arts, from the environmental and social sciences, from philosophy and other humanistic disciplines.

Spring Creek Blog

Submit Your Trillium Project Applications by April 1

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Mar 13, 2014

There is no cell phone or internet service at Shotpouch Cabin, but there are trilliums and delphinium and wild iris. We’d like to invite you to unplug and enjoy the wildflower season at Shotpouch by submitting a proposal for the Trillium Project. The Trillium Project is a residency program that focuses on the Cabin and the… Continue reading  Read full story.

Le Guin and Robinson: Inspired Social Visionaries

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Feb 11, 2014

Ursula Le Guin and Kim Stanley Robinson are two of the greatest writers of our time, period. Though their works are often categorized as ‘science fiction’ they may be better regarded as social visionaries. They have created imaginary worlds to explore elaborately detailed “what if” scenarios, using all the tools of  memorable writing—image, plot, character,… Continue reading  Read full story.

Tim DeChristopher: Oppressed by Consumerism

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Jan 28, 2014

Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting some profiles and links about the keynote speakers for the upcoming symposium “Transformation without Apocalypse.” Tim DeChristopher is an environmental activist and founder of Peaceful Uprising, an organization dedicated to creating livable futures and empowering nonviolent action. Today, Tim is best known for an act of civil disobedience… Continue reading  Read full story.

Spring Creek Project Upcoming Events

May
01
2014

Craig Childs

 Writer and world-traveler Craig Childs will share stories and images from his recent travels into the American Ice Age. Through spectacular images and storytelling, Childs will take us

May
02
2014

Wilderness at 50

The Wilderness Act was passed in 1964, after over sixty drafts and eight years of work. The Act created the legal definition of "wilderness" in the United States

May
09
2014

DJ Spooky::That Subliminal Kid in concert

 Composer, multimedia artist and author Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky, is known for his genre-bending art, vast catalogue of music and work in social justice. In

May
15
2014

Collaborative Retreat Applications Due: Shotpouch Cabin

The Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek is a two-week retreat for two participants who wish to pursue a collaborative project, or two participants who each

May
15
2014

Writers-in-Residence Applications Due: Long-Term Ecological Reflections

Creative writers whose work in any genre reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited

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