Be inspired by the power and beauty of the desert setting to learn how to write haiku - one of the most basic types of poetry - as well as other nature-based forms of poetry in this writing-intensive field seminar. Participants will take brief walks and be introduced to the ecologic and cultural/historical richness of the desert at Joshua-Tree-studded Black Rock Campground.
In addition to writing haiku that stems from the direct experience of this natural desert wonderland, participants will also be led in writing other short forms of poetry and some short prose stemming from creative writing prompts.
This workshop is open to writers of all levels, from beginning to advanced, and is suitable for ages 14+. The workshop is led by desert poet/writer Ruth Nolan, MFA, Professor of English and Creative Writing at College of the Desert, and poet Deborah P. Kolodji, former chair of the Southern California Haiku Study Group.
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.
Meet at Black Rock Visitor Center 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, CA
Fee: $60 for JTNPA/PINE members. $70 for nonmembers
For further press information, please call Kevin Wong,
Program Coordinator, Desert Institute (760) 367-5535.
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM