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Mountain and Wilderness Writing application deadline
July 12, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT
From climbing Himalayan peaks to scaling the big walls of Yosemite, program participants have canoed across Canada, surfed down the coast of the Baja, cycled the Silk Road, almost perished on Mt. McKinley, and kayaked around Greenland. Their stories share themes of both isolation and comradeship, close encounters with death, and the joy of experiencing rare, remote, and often threatened landscapes. In many projects the focus is as much on the transformative inner journey as it is on the physical accomplishment involved.
Mountain and Wilderness Writing is designed for emerging and established writers seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre that explores mountain narratives, wilderness adventures, and environmental writing. All genres—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essay, history, biography, or memoir—are encouraged to apply.