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Plein Air Poetry®                                                      

Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 8:30 – 4 pm
Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Fee: $60 members $70 non member
Instructors: Jeanette Clough and Jim Natal, Award Winning Poets
Hike Level: Easy

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.

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

Click to download the course outline Plein Air Poetry Outline – 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.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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