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Becoming Aware of Traveling Signals In the Forest and On the Page: A Workshop on Contemplative Reading

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In this workshop, we’ll use several contemplative practices to read, respond to, and reflect on a short chapter from David Haskell’s The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. We’ll see if reading itself can be approached as a practice similar to mindfulness practice. We may also see if a literary (non-fiction) text might enact some of the kinds of experiences one has when engaged in mindfulness and other types of contemplative practices. We’ll also explore ways of adapting the exercises we’ve experienced and reflected on in the morning to participants’ own disciplines.

Earlier Event: March 8
AWP: Reading and Panel Presentation