Conference Workshops Finalized

Cumbres & Toltec train

Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge steam train preparing to leave the Chama station © 1991 Don Laine

In addition to the many field trips planned during, pre- and post- conference, several workshops have now been nailed down. We will learn how to hone our writing and photography skills, plus how to live through the worst that nature throws at us. Read on, McDuff.

Peter Anderson, professor at Adams State University in Alamosa who specializes in outdoor writing, will present a program titled “A Certain Slant of Light: The Poetry of the Postcard.” He tells us this will help outdoor writers approach the task of writing about a place in a different way.

RMOWP’s own Bill Horton will present a photography workshop – “Visual Fluency: Empower your Images with the Language of Graphics,” an interactive program designed to help us escape the straitjacket of rules and clichés and boost our ability to use visual vocabulary, grammar, idiom, and metaphors to convey our photographic message.

Heading out into the wilds? Then you won’t want to miss the program on “Outdoor Survival” by RMOWP member Peter Kummerfeldt, an expert on outdoor survival and author of Surviving a Wilderness Emergency.” Kummerfeldt is a former U.S. Air Force survival school instructor and director of survival training for 12 years at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.