Bandelier Artist In Residence Judy Mosher To Offer ‘Prose & Poetry In The Park’ Writing Workshops

Bandelier Artist in Residence Judy Mosher (2)Poet and writer Judy K. Mosher will offer two writing workshops Saturday, Nov. 16. Photo Courtesy NPS


Bandelier’s third and last artist in residence for 2019, writer and poet Judy K. Mosher PhD., will offer two writing workshops for the public on Saturday, Nov. 16; one from 10 a.m. to noon, and another from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each session will include writing tips and prompts and a walk around various sites in Frijoles Canyon, weather permitting. Place based writing in Bandelier, whether prose or poetry, is the focus of this generative (non-critique) workshop. Pre-registration not required, simply meet at the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon. Participants are asked to bring any preferred writing materials, snacks/lunch and water. Bring comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for any outdoor activity.

Mosher has made Santa Fe, New Mexico her home for more than 30 years. Her poetry chapbook, Shrinking Bones, won First Prize and publication in 2018 by the Poetry Box Press in Oregon.  She co-authored the anthology, Bosque Rhythms, from writing in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and has prose and poetry published nationally. Her love of poetry and the natural world led her to seek an Artist Residency at Bandelier National Monument.

Artists living in national parks gather inspiration during their residency to create and compose. Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott adds, “Regardless of their media, artists are sure to find meaning and be inspired by national parks. The Artist in Residence program allows us to share another interpretation of Bandelier with the public.”

For details or information, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517, check the website at, or follow the park Facebook page at BandelierNPS.

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