Writing Under the Full Moon
Friday, March 14 – 6:00pm, to Sunday, March 16, 2:00pm
Point Reyes Field Institute Fee: $190 Non-Member Fee: $200
Point Reyes National Seashore, rustic accommodations, potluck dinner.
This will be a wonderful weekend of reading together some gems from the history of “nature poems”—from ancient Egypt to contemporary work—and responding to them by writing new poems, acknowledging our connection to the wilder world.
More info: (415) 663-1200
Patti Trimble is a poet, essayist, and visual artist living in California and Sicily, known for lyric performances of her poetry with music. Her poems are published in anthologies and journals, four chapbooks, and a spoken word CD. She has performed at hundreds of venues and was co-creator—and for a decade, featured poet—at the Tuolumne Poetry Festival in Yosemite National Park. Her writing has received grants from the Lannan Foundation; Poets&Writers; a Pushcart nomination; finalist awards from Glimmer Train and P&W California Writer’s Award; and residencies at Djerassi Foundation.
Patti often links poetry and visual art as a personal response to landscape, myth, and environmental concerns. She earned her MFA from the Hunter Graduate Program in New York, and for ten years studied (as studio assistant) with abstract-expressionist painters Richard Pousette-Dart, Hedda Sterne, James Brooks, and Charlotte Park. In 1986, she was nominated by the American Institute of Arts and Letters for “The Hinda Rosenthal Award to a Younger Painter of Distinction”, and her paintings have won juror’s awards from Sonoma MOMA and Mendocino Art Center.
Patti teaches writing for Arcadia University Abroad, Sonoma State University OLLI Program, and Point Reyes Field Seminars, and she is program writer for World Arts West in San Francisco (the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival). She is currently writing a book about modernist theories and processes in art—in a memoir of her New York School mentors. Her recent poetry collections are The Hills Will Turn Their Backs, Sicily Poems and Hello Heaven! Arabic Poems from Midieval Sicily, and her new spoken-word CD will be out in March 2014.