Desert Haiku Writing in Joshua Tree National Park         

Date/Time: Saturday, March 7, 9 am – 4 pm
Meet at: Black Rock Visitor Center, Yucca Valley
Fee: $60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member
Instructor:  Ruth Nolan, Professor of Creative Writing at College of the Desert and Deborah P. Kolodji, Moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group
Hike Level: Easy

Be inspired by the power and beauty of the desert setting to learn ho w 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. Award winning writers Ruth Nolan and Deborah P. Kolodji, who have been co-leading desert haiku seminars throughout the Mojave Desert since 2010, 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. During the class, participants will take brief walks and be introduced to the ecologic and cultural/historical richness of the desert, and will also learn the basics of how to write haiku and other short forms of poetry. Participants will be encouraged to revise and submit poetry at one of the several haiku and desert literary publications. This workshop is open to writers of all levels, from beginning to advanced, and is suitable for ages 14+.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

Download the course outline:  Desert Haiku Writing in Joshua Tree National Park- Sp 2015

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

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