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Plein Air Poetry

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags: Desert Institute, Joshua Tree, Poetry


Be inspired by nature’s imagery in this writing-intensive field seminar at Joshua Tree National Park. Award-winning poets Jim Natal and Jeanette Clough will guide participants in the act of creative discovery surrounded by one of the world’s most unique landscapes in this one-day field class. In the morning, participants will take a brief hike with park naturalist, Caryn Davidson, and be immersed in the mystique of this special place. Then the instructors will lead the class in writing exercises that will focus on facilitating connections and inspiring desert metaphor. In the afternoon, participants will write poetry based on their morning’s experiences. The poems will be reviewed, revised and polished by the group. Poets of all levels are welcome. Just bring paper, pens, lunch – and your desire to write.

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Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, Palm Springs & Coachella Valley, Las Vegas Area, Southern Utah, Inland Empire & Victor Valley, SoCal Mountains & Pass Areas