Writing from the Mountains: A Workshop with Appalachia Journal

Date and Time

Friday, October 28, 2022 5:00PM - Sunday, October 30, 2022 4:00PM


AMC Cardigan Lodge,
New Hampshire, Lakes Region,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Writers of all levels and interests, join the mountains with the landscape of your writing ideas at our beautiful Highland Center Lodge, with Appalachia journal Editor Christine Woodside. Many writers already realize that their work is not merely an indoor, sedentary pursuit but that the best ideas come in a flash while we are doing other things that have nothing to do with writing. The mountains can deliver this flash. We will help you find it and write it. This workshop is for writers of all levels-anyone who wants to use the backcountry to tell human stories. Christine Woodside has been the editor of Appalachia since 2007. She started her journalism career in 1981 and has hiked thousands of miles with others and solo, mostly in the East, including her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Her essays in Appalachia include "Fear of Rattlesnakes," "Four Quartets and Eight Legs" about T.S. Eliot and her AT thru-hike, and her editor's column, "The Long Way Home." She edited two Appalachia anthologies, New Wilderness Voices, and No Limits but the Sky. She just earned a master's degree in history and plans a new book about New Jersey tenant farmers. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut. COVID-19 Response AMC's COVID response priorities are safety, transparency, and mission. We continue to follow the science and recommendations from CDC. This includes a vaccination requirement for all participants in this program. Exemptions: AMC understands that medical or religious exemptions must be considered. Those to whom medical or religious exemptions apply must receive a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the start of this program.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $400 member / $460 non-member
*Instruction and leadership from Christine Woodside and AMC Outdoor Guides Two nights lodging at AMC Cardigan Lodge All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day

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Instruction (Skills)
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.