- Nathan Yoder
*If you caught this booklet announcement on IG, know that the text below is pretty much the same as what you read on that platform. By all means, feel free to skim over it again if you'd like, or instead, you can just scroll to the bottom of this post to find the Google Form which you'll fill out to receive your free copy of "Deepest Currents" through the mail.
Last summer I was fortunate enough to complete an artist residency at the Sou'wester Lodge on the Washington Coast. During my four days spent there, I hiked miles through parks, saw all kinds of birds, and spent long stretches of time sitting quietly in nature. I also listened to a lot of podcasts and cassettes, read a bit, and watched some trashy movies. But mostly I wrote wrote wrote. And now, six months later, I've got a polished-up version of the work I started during that residency.
It's a self-published, zine-style booklet titled "Deepest Currents!" Cute, right? The writing is half observational (I just sorta walk around, writing about what I see and hear in the forest and by the sea), and the other half is reflective (I describe various sound memories across my lifetime). And since I'm a teacher, there are a couple writing exercises for the reader, too. Interspersed between these real-time ramblings, flashbacks, and prompts, are beautiful illustrations done by a dear friend, who was able to bring my writing to life.
I've been doing this Deepest Currents thing for like six years now, never charging money for any writing services, and I'm not going to start now. I just want to share my work with anyone who's interested. So, if you would like a free copy of my booklet "Deepest Currents" mailed directly to you, fill out the Google Form below. Or you can fill it out just to be nice and I won't ever know if you actually read the booklet or not! I'll plan to gather names and addresses until the end of January, and then mail the booklets sometime in February.
Massive thanks to the Sou'wester Lodge, Sou'wester Arts, and Anna Trella Ruth Miller. I couldn't have done this without you all.
Here's the Google Form for you to fill out: https://forms.gle/ZAW91BenfjjhmCsGA
Thanks, as always, for reading.