Thursday, February 3, 2011

Of horses and writing -- Page Lambert explains it all for you

Our Wyoming Writers, Inc., pal Page Lambert has a great blog. She promotes her many books and workshops, and provides insight into the writing and natural worlds. She is crazy about horses and knows their ins and outs as well as she knows the building blocks of an essay. Her annual "Literature and the Landscape of the Horse" retreat takes place May 28-June 2 at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch between Laramie and Centennial. There are a few spots left, she writes. Find out more at Once you've been inspired by Page and her colleague Sheri Griffith, you can travel up to Casper for the Wyoming Writers, Inc., annual conference at the Ramada Plaza Riverside on June 3-5. No horseback riding in the Ramada, but plenty of writing and workshops and open readings and book sales and inspiration. More info at

Along those lines, here's a film recommendation from Page:

A story about a landless farmer,

a non-conformist, and an escaped office worker...

From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes The Farmer and the Horse, "a film that digs into difficult questions about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and why we do the work we do. Flesher's film goes beyond the usual platitudes of smiling organic farmers talking about the good life. Farming is hard work -- especially if you don't use a tractor. The Farmer and the Horse is a film every young farmer should see. So should everyone who cares about land use, the environment, and good food." View Trailer.

Note from Page: This may not be a riveting documentary in regards to narrative, but I think it's an important one if we wish to explore new (old) ways of living that return us to a deeper connection with the earth. Working with animals who live their lives deeply rooted to nature can help us rediscover our roots. In the coming months, I'll be bringing you more features that guide us in this journey. My thanks to the filmmaker, Jared Flesher.