Recipient of the 2009 Orlando Nonfiction Award and two Literary Fellowships from the Wyoming Arts Council, Page Lambert is the author of the memoir In Search of Kinship (Fulcrum Publishing) and the novel Shifting Stars (Forge/St. Martins, a Mountains and Plains Book Award finalist). Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Writer Magazine; The Christian Science Monitor; Parabola: Magazine of Myth and Tradition; Orion; West of 98; Deep West; Homeland (winner Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology); Sojourns: Journal of the Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association; Writing Down the River (winner Willa Cather Award); Ranching West of the 100th Meridian; Heart Shots: Women Write about Hunting; The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West; Santa Fe Literary Review; The Denver Post; and elsewhere. She has presented over 200 seminars, workshops, and retreats, giving keynote talks, readings, and participating in numerous literary panels at conferences in the western U.S. and British Columbia.
A NOTE FROM PAGE LAMBERT:
Life is an adventure – Write it! Live it! Love it!
That’s my mantra, a core belief that we are meant to have a love affair with life from the moment we’re born, to the moment we leave this earth (and beyond, no doubt). How do we nurture this love affair? Through creative expression. Our stories and songs and art keep the Earth alive, and Nature feeds our creative expression. We need each other. At the core of this philosophy is the belief that human beings are a part of Nature – the natural world is our primary home; it is where we feel most vibrant, engaged, attuned, most keenly connected. Also at the core of this philosophy is the belief that through our art, stories, and songs, we uncover the beauty at the heart of the tragedies and sorrows that are part of the human condition. I love helping people write their stories, and love dreaming up creative adventures that help us fall back in love with life. This year, 2012, will be the 5th year of myWyoming“Literature & Landscape of the Horse” retreat (for men and women), the 15th ”River Writing Journey for Women,” and my first 12-day “Weaving Words & Women” adventure inPeru.
I have partnered with organizations like the Women’s Wilderness Institute, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, Aspen Writer’s Foundation and True Nature Journeys. In 2006, my river writing journeys were hailed by Oprah’s O Magazine as “One of six great all-girl getaways of the year.” That was very cool! I also work with some great co-facilitators, like Sheri Griffith (outdoor adventure guru for 35 years), and Laura Tyson of True Nature Journeys. My blog, “All Things Literary. All Things Natural.” is a good place to see how the intersection of creativity and nature come together for me. Lots more about my books, coaching & writing services, other published works, news, on my website, “Connecting People with Nature. Connecting Writers with Words.”
How else do I express these passions? Besides the stories I write and the writers I coach? Here are a few other organizations to which I devote time and energy:
I’m a Senior Associate with the Children and Nature Network; Creative Consultant for the Clear Creek Land Conservancy; board member of Rural Lit RALLY (Buffalo State College, New York); board member for the Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation; founding member of Women Writing the West; past board member of the Colorado Authors League; founding member of the Northeastern Wyoming Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; and a member of numerous other regional and national writers’ organizations. I was also the Premier Author for the launching of the Wyoming Art Council’s Writers In Electronic Residence program (WIER), a Canadian educational initiative that focuses on literary culture through creative literary expression and critical discussion undertaken in a writing—and written—online community, where I worked with hundreds of students throughout Wyoming.
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