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The Vibrant Landscape




IMMERSE YOURSELF in the landscape of your fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry project while guided by Page’s experienced eye in small group discussions, and during one-on-one private sessions.

Limit: 5 writers-in-residence.

Each morning will begin with a Creative Focus Session after breakfast designed to inspire and offer guidance. Private writing time will follow with the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with Page to discuss the more intimate aspects and challenges of your project. Lunch will continue the literary theme as we immerse ourselves in creative conversation before returning to the solitude of afternoon writing.

Each full day will include an outdoor excursion into the beautiful New England landscape to awaken our writerly senses to the living world around us. Dinners at The Hart House will extend our sense of retreating from the outer world while allowing us the companionship of other writers as we move ever more deeply into the inner world of our work. The days will draw to a close as we gather around the glow of a campfire for evening wrap-ups. We’ll celebrate the final evening of our retreat with a candlelit dinner at the nearby historic and serene Old Inn on the Green, known as one of New England’s most treasured dining experiences, created by renowned chef Peter Platt.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Arrive Sunday 4-6pm, depart Thursday 2pm (after lunch and our closing session)

INCLUDES: 4 nights’ private lodging at the historic 1791 Hart House, meals, writing facilitation, one-on-one consultations with Page, and a candlelit dinner at the charming Old Inn on the Green (rated one of the top restaurants in New England). Outdoor excursions include hikes to beautiful Benedict Pond Hike at Beartown State Forest, and Bash Bish Falls. 

COST: $1,695 (gratuity and lodging tax included), exclusive of transportation. Three-payment schedule option: first payment due with Registration: $395 (non-refundable); second payment due June 1: $650; third and final payment due August 1; $650. See Registration Form for Payment & Cancellation policy.

OPTIONAL: Pre-retreat excursion on Sunday, October 4, to tour Edith Wharton’s historic home, The Mount, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence (additional cost for tour and light lunch, includes transportation to Lenox and time to journal in Edith’s Garden before returning to The Hart House).

LEARN MORE: To read more about Page’s October workshop, “The Vibrant Landscape of Writing,” or TO REGISTER for the workshop online, go to


Page Lambert’s writing is found inside monumental sculptures at the Denver Art Museum, online at Huffington Post, and in dozens of anthologies about the West. Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, she designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver’s professional creative writing program. Recently published works include “Not for Sale” (Langscape Magazine, 2018), “The Rural West” (The Light Shines from the West, Fulcrum Books, 2018), and “Deerstalking” (Memoir Magazine, Guns and People Issue, 2018).

Author of the memoir In Search of Kinship (Fulcrum Publishing), hailed by the Rocky Mountain News when it was released as one of the summer’s hottest reads, and the novel Shifting Stars (a Mountains and Plains Book Award finalist) by Tor/Forge Publishing, her essays and poems are found in dozens of anthologies, including the Willa award-winning Writing Down the River, and West of 98: Living and Writing the American West. Other awards include two Fellowships for Literary Excellence from the Wyoming Arts Council, “Best Essay of the Year Award” from the Colorado Authors’ League; and the Orlando Nonfiction Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, and the 2015 Writer’s Studio Best Fiction Award.

Lambert has been leading outdoor adventures and writing workshops for twenty-two years, sometimes working in partnership with organizations such as True Nature Journeys, The Women’s Wilderness Institute, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation.  In 2006, Oprah’s O magazine featured her River Writing Journeys for Women as “One of the top six great all-girl getaways of the year.”

Co-founder of Women Writing the West, Lambert is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers, an advisor for the Rocky Mountain Land Library, and a senior associate with the Children & Nature Network. She writes the blog All Things Literary/All Things Natural from her Colorado home in the mountains west of Denver.