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In the Woods We Return

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Man’s connection to nature has long been a subject in literature throughout the world. Whether being depicted as a place of spirituality, where man can find himself or discover some truth about the universe, or as a powerful merciless entity, nature has had a profound effect on humanity and the stories we tell each other. And the Rocky Mountains, running from one end of the North American continent to the other, are one of the most tremendous displays of nature’s splendor. My project, titled In the Woods We Return, is an expression of the writing skills I have acquired throughout my college career inspired by the various styles of authors I have studied. Using nature as the setting and as a primary influence for the characters, much like Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It and Thomas McGuane’s essay “The Heart of the Game”, In the Woods We Return is a story of two men on a moose hunt deep in the Gros Ventre Wilderness in northwestern Wyoming where they come to terms with the events of their life and commune with the primal forces deep within the mountains. During my presentation I will briefly explain my influences and the creative process I took to create this work, and then share with the audience a segment from the story itself.

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In the Woods We Return

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Man’s connection to nature has long been a subject in literature throughout the world. Whether being depicted as a place of spirituality, where man can find himself or discover some truth about the universe, or as a powerful merciless entity, nature has had a profound effect on humanity and the stories we tell each other. And the Rocky Mountains, running from one end of the North American continent to the other, are one of the most tremendous displays of nature’s splendor. My project, titled In the Woods We Return, is an expression of the writing skills I have acquired throughout my college career inspired by the various styles of authors I have studied. Using nature as the setting and as a primary influence for the characters, much like Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It and Thomas McGuane’s essay “The Heart of the Game”, In the Woods We Return is a story of two men on a moose hunt deep in the Gros Ventre Wilderness in northwestern Wyoming where they come to terms with the events of their life and commune with the primal forces deep within the mountains. During my presentation I will briefly explain my influences and the creative process I took to create this work, and then share with the audience a segment from the story itself.