Call Yourself Ishmael

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Finally, a practical way to pursue your dream career as both writer and pirate. For ten days in April, you can set sail for the Caribbean with the Writing at Sea program organized by environmental journalist, writer, and poet Elizabeth Claire Alberts and Pangaea Exploration. Pilfering and pillaging not guaranteed:

The expedition is a writers’ retreat designed to take participants out of their comfort zones, sailing between the Dominican Republic and Florida, with stopovers on secluded beaches in the Bahamas. It will include discussions about incorporating place and ecology into writing, along with plenty of opportunities to write, workshop, and exchange ideas about solutions to pressing environmental problems.


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →