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  • Sunset at Mojave Desert in Twentynine Palms, CA

The Joshua Tree Writers Festival is presented by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. This event is a celebration of writers, books, readers, and ideas inspired by our deserts and Joshua Tree National Park. Writers Ruth Nolan and Claire Vaye Watkins will be keynote panelists, along with an impressive group of writers who will read from their works. These writers include Caryn Davidson, Susan Rukeyser, Rahsaan Diaz, Chris Clarke, Gordon Johnson, and many more. This event will be held in the Sanctuary of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, which is an octagonal-shaped room with excellent acoustics. Registration includes access to three special programs on Sunday. These programs include a visit to the petroglyphs of Coyote Hole, a special hike at the Pioneertown Preserve, and the class “Field Sketching for Non-Artists.” Don’t miss this wonderful weekend of writers, creative exploration, and outdoor adventures. Register today for the Joshua Tree Writers Festival!