Workshop Schedule | Joshua Tree Experiential Arts and Writing Retreat

Workshop Schedule

Nov. 17

6:00pm – 7:00pm : Arrive, Gather and Meet

7:00pm – 8:00pm : Retreat Orientation

8:00pm – 9:30pm : Desert Inititiation Workshop: Opening the Circle, Intention Setting and Creative Goals


Nov. 18

7:00am – 9:00am : Breakfast 

9:00am – 10:30am : Commun(e)ication: Ontopoetics and Dialoguing with Place (Sean)

10:30am – 12:00pm : Open Period

12:00pm – 1:00pm : High Noon Ceremony (Ariel)

1:00pm – 3:00pm : Lunch and Open Period

3:00pm – 4:30pm : Desert Alchemy and Wabi Sabi at 49 Palms Oasis (Ariel) 

4:30pm – 6:00pm : Eco-Consciousness and Creative Praxis: Engaging the Web (Sean)

6:00pm – 8:30pm : Exploring Locales, Dinner

8:30pm – 9:00pm : Process: This time can be used for participants to share ideas, explore insights or questions from the workshops

9:00pm – 10:00pm : Featuring Reading around the fire pit with Ruth Nolan and L.I. Henley

10:00pm – 11:00pm : Altered States and Psycho-Spiritual Legacies of the Desert (Sean)


Nov. 19

8:30am – 9:30am : Transhistorical and Cultural Geographies as Source (Sean)

9:30am – 11:00am : Open Period

11:00am – 12:30pm : Geologic Formations as Muse: Rectangular Joints and Memory Distillation (Ariel)

12:30pm – 1:30pm : Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm : Closing Ceremony