Spring Creek Project is a convening organization that sponsors writing 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 Spring Creek Project brings together the practical wisdom of environmental science, the clarity of philosophy, and the transformational power of the written word and the arts to envision and inspire just and joyous relations with the planet and with one another.

Featured Programming: The Nature of Isolation

As the pandemic presses on, Spring Creek Project is exploring how sheltering in place is changing our relationship with nature in a month-long video series featuring writing, art, and music from contributors throughout the U.S. and around the world. Follow along each day of October 2020 on our YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages. Learn more about the series and contributors.

Watch the Nature of Isolation series

Applications for Upcoming Residencies

We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2021 Collaborative Retreat at Shotpouch Cabin. Deadline is December 1. Learn more and apply here.

Because of closures related to wildfires and COVID-19, we are not accepting applications for the Andrews Forest Writing Residency at this time. We hope to open applications again in 2021.

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