Tender Wild Writing Retreat
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Tender Wild Writing Retreat

Taking place on the quiet land of the Whidbey Institute, join us as we explore the wild parts of writing, the tender stories that must be told, and ways to engage yourself and others in writing practices that bring life back. Join Bethany Bylsma, Tyler Dunning, and fifteen of your newest soul-friends on this 3-day writing retreat exploring the therapeutic benefits of writing.

More information at: https://www.thetenderwilds.com/2019-writing-retreat.html

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Weekly Adventure Summit
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Weekly Adventure Summit

NW Peaks Brewery, Ballard

4818 17th Ave NW, Seattle

NW Peaks Brewery was started with the vision of being the hangout before and after hikes and trail-runs, and they hope this free event will provide a spot for adventurers to decompress after the weekend, recap their experiences, and plan for the next adventure.

The event will start with a social happy hour for members of the local adventure community (hiking, trail running, climbing, kayaking, etc) to hang out, talk about past/upcoming events, and hopefully meet new people to adventure with. Next, we will hear presentations from three attendees sharing their favorite/recent/scariest/etc. adventure story.

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Book to Action Presentation
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Book to Action Presentation

Join us at Brea's Curtis Theater to see a presentation by our 'Book to Action' program speaker, Tyler Dunning. Tyler will discuss topics on the healing power of nature and tie together themes from our 'Book to Action' book, The Nature Fix.  

Tyler has presented on panels with well know environmental activists and writers, including the author of "The Nature Fix", Florence Williams. Tyler has been featured on Tedx Teen, The Dirtbag Diaries, and HumaNature. He was also the subject of a short film called 'A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends'. Find his work at www.tylerdunning.com.

This presentation will be at the Curtis Theater, but no tickets or registration is required.  


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EarthxFilm
Apr
19
to Apr 22

EarthxFilm

Welcome to Dallas and to the 2018 edition of the EarthxFilm Festival, presented by EarthX, the largest Earth Day conference and exhibition in the world. After the success of our inaugural festival, we are excited to present an even stronger lineup of films and speakers. The films are a complement to the panels, seminars and exhibitors at EarthX.

I'll be presenting my film A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends at this festival.

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Film Screening: Lyons International Film Festival
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

Film Screening: Lyons International Film Festival

The 2018 Lyons Film Festival is the gateway to Colorado’s filmmakers, musicians and artistic talent. Set in idyllic Lyons Colorado, its now a must stop on your way to the Rocky Mountain National Park just north of Denver and Boulder. The 4th year of the Lyons Film Festival will showcase many acclaimed films, celebrating local Colorado independent films, plus films from abroad in categories ranging from environmental and music documentaries to outdoor recreational films. (I will not be in attendance.)

Rogers Hall
Block: Trailblazers/Travel ($12)

Through the Open Door (0:07:11)
A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends (0:14:07)
Exit (0:23:00)
The Decision - College Lost Map (0:09:13)
Euphoria - Indescribable Adventure (0:21:19)
Iron (0:11:00)

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Mountainfilm on Tour: Bozeman, MT
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm on Tour: Bozeman, MT

The Bozeman Film Society is proud to partner with the dZi Foundation to present Mountainfilm on Tour - a series of short documentaries selected just for Bozeman that were shown at the 2017 Mountainfilm festival that took place this past May in Telluride, Colorado. These award-winning films will make you laugh and cry, and are guaranteed to inspire you!

Special guests include Jim Nowak, founder and director of dZi Foundation, who will also serve as Emcee. Author and Bozeman-ite, Tyler Dunning, will also discuss his film, A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends. Join us for this special benefit evening for dZi Foundation!

Purchase tickets HERE.

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How to Make the Literary Industry Work for You: a Self-Publishing Workshop with Tyler Dunning
Oct
17
to Oct 26

How to Make the Literary Industry Work for You: a Self-Publishing Workshop with Tyler Dunning

Four nights, 7-9pm, in Thunderhead's Studio, Suite 204, Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

October 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th (Tuesday and Thursday nights)

$150

*8 participants

Sign up: info@thunderheadwriterscollective.com

Writing is entertainment and, as such, it exists in an industry predicated upon business deals, marketing, public relations, and social prowess. Tyler’s four-part course is designed to educate writers on a holistic approach to their careers: how long-term goals dictate trajectory; how social media and platform drive an active readership; how networking and professional relationships become blocks upon which to build a supportive community.

This course will also focus on how to make the literary industry work for you. The limited number of participants in this class ensures that each person receives adequate attention in regard to developing a business plan, a social media platform, and setting attainable goals that will propel both creativity and commerce. The intention is to leave each participant with pragmatic logistics that will better serve their writing while navigating the entertainment industry.

Tyler Dunning learned DIY practices that led him to independent publishing, mixed media collaboration, an international TEDx Talk, and storytelling tours around the world. He is the author of A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends and an ally to anyone earnestly pursuing art. 

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Mountainfilm on Tour: Seattle, WA
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm on Tour: Seattle, WA

The Mountaineers is a community built around passion for the outdoors. For over 100 years, we've been teaching skills, sharing adventures, creating volunteers, and conserving land. We're excited to be hosting Mountainfilm on Tour in Seattle since the mission of the filmorganization is similar to our passions. All proceeds benefit our non-profit to help getting people outside to learn, conserve, and explore our public lands and waterways in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Work For Nothing Tour: Grand Rapids, MI
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Grand Rapids, MI

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Chicago, IL
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Chicago, IL

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Memphis, TN
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Memphis, TN

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Nashville, TN
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Nashville, TN

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Richmond, VA
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Richmond, VA

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Philadelphia, PA
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Philadelphia, PA

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Washington, D.C.
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Washington, D.C.

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Ithaca, NY
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Ithaca, NY

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: New York City, NY
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: New York City, NY

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Holyoke, MA
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Holyoke, MA

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: East Arlington, MA
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: East Arlington, MA

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Burlington, VT
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Burlington, VT

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Alliston, ON, Canada
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Alliston, ON, Canada

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Hamilton, ON, Canada

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Midland, MI
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Midland, MI

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Work For Nothing Tour: Brighton, MI
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Work For Nothing Tour: Brighton, MI

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Brian MulderJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

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Port Townsend Film Festival: Port Townsend, WA
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Port Townsend Film Festival: Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend Film Festival
211 Taylor Street, Suite 401A, Port Townsend, WA

Launching with the motto "A film lover's block party celebrating great films and filmmakers,” the first Port Townsend Film Festival launched on September 22, 2000. We closed off Taylor Street and brought in hay bale seating for an evening of free outdoor movies, opened three indoor movie venues, and screened 24 documentary, feature, and short films over three days and nights.

Moving forward 17 years, we now screen more than 90 films in seven venues! It’s completely walkable, includes a big outdoor dinner for passholders, Q&A and panel discussions with filmmakers, and great parties. We still invite the community to fill Taylor Street on three evenings, for the free outdoor movies, and offer free films day and night in the Peter Simpson Free Cinema.

"A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends" will be shown at the following times:

Friday, September 15 at 9:30 am at the Key City Theatre.

Saturday, September 16 at 6:15 pm at the Rose Theatre.

Festival Website

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Country Bookshelf Reading: Bozeman, MT
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Country Bookshelf Reading: Bozeman, MT

Country Bookshelf
28 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

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Beargrass Writing Retreat: Greenough, MT
Aug
26
to Aug 29

Beargrass Writing Retreat: Greenough, MT

E Bar L Ranch
8470 Sunset Hill Road, Greenough, MT

Each August the Beargrass Writing Retreat gathers some of the West's most celebrated and promising writers at the storied E Bar L ranch for four days of readings, workshops, craft talks, and generative writing opportunities that connect writers of all experience levels with self and place. 

I'll be leading a lecture on Monday at 1:15 pm: DIY Publishing: Finding Ways to Make the Publishing Industry Work For You—Author and filmmaker Tyler Dunning, and publisher/editor Daniel Rice, discuss alternative inroads to the book world.

And HERE is an article I wrote about attending Beargrass in 2016.

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Mountainfilm in Aspen, CO
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm in Aspen, CO

Wheeler Opera House
320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO

Mountainfilm is on tour and they are taking "A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends" along with them. The film will be showing the opening night of the Mountain Summit, as part of the "Evening of Adventure" series. I will be in attendance as a special guest.

Event Page

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Explore Booksellers Reading: Aspen, CO
Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Explore Booksellers Reading: Aspen, CO

Explore Booksellers
221 East Main St., Aspen, CO

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Bookstore's Website

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