ROW Schedule


This event has been postponed to Summer 2025.

A student writes in the redwood grove.

Our Schedule

An inspiring mix of creative exploration and shared learning


Attend place-based writing workshops where you will study literary writing about the environment and the natural world. 


Learn about the Watershed Explorer Curriculum for K-12 learners and earn Continuing Education Credits—or use this time of day to write and explore.


Hear guest speakers, attend poetry readings, relax, build relationships, or enjoy time under the stars.

More on Our Morning Workshops

Facilitated by acclaimed writers who are also experienced teachers of writing, we've designed generative morning workshops to help you imbue your writing with a profound sense of place and a deeper relationship to the natural world.

Through close readings, you will explore how published writers bring the natural world to life on the page in all its complexity. Guided writing exercises will teach you new techniques for exploring your own relationship to place and the environment. Group discussions will kickstart new ideas and writing projects.

By the end of the four-night, five-day experience, you will have renewed energy for a work-in-progress, fresh ideas for a new writing project, and an array of tools and techniques to apply to your own writing practice—or the writing practices of your students.


Aerial view of Saint Mary's campus taken in March 2017


By May 22


June 12 - 16