Spring Creek Project for
Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word

Spring Creek Project is 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 engage the most daunting and urgent environmental issues of our times while remembering and sharing our perennial sources of joy, wonder, and gratitude. 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.

Our mission: The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.


Residency Application Notes

We are currently accepting applications for two upcoming residencies:

  • OSU Environmental Arts and Humanities Affiliated Faculty are invited to apply for a solo or collaborative residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek. There are two summer 2019 sessions available: June 16 to 22 and June 30 to July 6. Residencies will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Application deadline is May 20. Learn more and apply here
  • Graduate Student Research and Writing Residencies are awarded to OSU graduate students in the humanities or environmental sciences. There are two summer 2019 sessions available: June 23 to June 29 and July 7 to 13. Application deadline is May 20. Learn more and apply here.




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