The Center launches its first Wind River Writers and Photographers Retreat at the scenic Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp in Dubois, WY August 8th – 14th
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Please complete forms (below) and email to [email protected]
REGISTRATION Wind River Photographers Retreat
REGISTRATION Wind River Writers Retreat
PHOTOGRAPHERS – $2,195.00, limit 12
Faculty – Zelasko, Sincavage
WRITERS – $1,795.00, limit 20 residential and $1,495.00, limit 8 locals
Faculty – Zoby, Peterson, Roripaugh
Photographers Retreat Brochure
Suggested Photographic Equipment List
Photographers Retreat – Sandy Zelasko and Bill Sincavage join forces to lead photographers on both morning and evening photography shoots in the nearby scenic landscapes filled with wild life. This retreat offers a truly new and unique nature photography workshop characteristic of the old west where participants will experience some of the best the area has to offer. From geologic panoramas and sculpted pinnacles to the iconic, but elusive wildlife, this adventure is designed for all level of photo enthusiasts. Sandy Zelasko, owner of DBA Sandra Lee Photography for nearly 30 years, is an accomplished speaker, instructor, and hands-on workshop leader. Her photography is internationally awarded and most recently published in Nature’s Best Magazine, Wyoming Wildlife Magazine and Wild Planet Photo Magazine.
“There is photographic charm for everyone here and this workshop won’t disappoint,” Zelasko boasts.
Dubois local, Bill Sincavage, is a freelance nature and wildlife photographer. His work has appeared in the London Times, Wyoming Wildlife magazine, Colorado Wildlife magazine, and Grays Outdoor Journal. His work has also been featured by the Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah departments of tourism, the Wyoming Game and Fish, T-Rowe Price, and the National Bighorn Sheep Center.
Photographers will have the opportunity to meet individually with instructors for portfolio reviews.
Writers Retreat – Distinguished faculty will lead attendees in a four-day writing program. Lee Ann Roripaugh, poet and Director of Creative Writing at the University of South Dakota, Christine Peterson, Vice President of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and David Zoby, fly-fishing editor at Strung Magazine and tenured professor of Honors English will hold separate weeklong seminars. Small group sizes will provide for individualized attention and one-on-one mentoring between faculty member and attendee. Angus Thuermer Jr. and Aaron Linsdau will join as keynote speakers. Aaron will provide individual manuscript review for interested attendees.
Programs will include peer-editing workshops, afternoon features from local wildlife experts and artists, and evening programming around the campfire. In addition to yoga and fly casting lessons and kayaking held at the Camp, attendees may spend afternoons seeking inspiration in the beautiful surroundings of Dubois and the Wind River Valley, accompanied by Faculty and fellow Retreat photographers.
Mornings will be spent investigating nonfiction and poetry that explores the personal connection between people and landscapes. Instructors will provide handouts and craft examples, and attendees will receive detailed responses to their work. Attendees will present at the program’s conclusion.