The Orion in the Wilderness retreat, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, will be held from March 10 to March 15 at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon in Portal, Arizona, surrounded by the Chiricahua Mountains. The retreat includes workshops, readings, lectures, manuscript consultations with faculty, presentations on local ecology and lore, and optional birding and hikes for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poet Sherwin Bitsui, fiction writer Amy Irvine, and nonfiction writer Craig Childs. The cost of the conference, which includes tuition, lodging, and meals, ranges from $1,100 to $1,900. Submit six poems or up to 1,500 words of prose via e-mail. There is no application fee; admissions are made on a rolling basis. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Orion in the Wilderness, Orion Magazine, 187 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.