2020 Maybe a Saddle Road Press Zoom reading later in 2020
2019 March-April 2019: Williamson Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, Eastern New Mexico University, Spring 2019. “Writing and Publishing Today.” With Don Mitchell. 3 units, 8 weeks, upper division undergraduates and graduate students. On campus March 18-30, online for another 6 weeks. I will also lead two “Body Speaking” workshops, give two readings (date and time tba), and talk with book groups, school and library groups.
August 2019: Writing workshop, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm. Contact Ruth for location. $60. Class size is limited. Will incorporate movement, meditation, pranayama, writing in nature, writing from the body, and other practices. Generate new material; identify potent images, phrases, and scenes; begin revision; and work on performance skills.
August 2019: Meditation With Ruth Thompson. Sunday mornings, 8:30-9:30 am. Contact Ruth for location. We will explore meditative techniques from many spiritual traditions, concluding each week with 20-30 minutes of individual silent seated meditation. BYO zafu or blanket. Donation optional, to animal rescue.June 2019 I hope to be back in the Bay Area and the California coast to read from Whale Fall & Black Sage.