Wednesday, December 10, 2008

desert literature events

Saturday, December 13, 2008
1:30-4:30 PM

Class A302 Desert Literature - Stories and Lore of the Coachella Valley

Education Center, Living Desert University/Living Desert Reserve, Palm Desert

Instructor: Ruth Nolan, M.A., Assistant Professor of English at College of the Desert

Ever wonder how the Coachella Valley got its name? Interested in the stories of our valley's early pioneers, the celebrity influence on shaping our desert as we know it today, and the centuries-old legends and contemporary stories and memoirs of our local Native American inhabitants? This lecture and discussion will focus on the literature -- excerpts of fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, tall tales, legends, and Native American stories and oral tellings - of our local and surrounding desert areas. The lecture will combine slide show, reading, lecture and discussion to give you a desert literary experience that will enhance your understanding and knowledge of our unique desert.

For more information or to register, click here.

and... for more desert literature...

Trapdoor Poetry

invites you to a poetry reading

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Mike Cipra
Caryn Davidson
Joshua Tree Park Ranger-Poets
there will also be an open microphone

Palm Springs
Wine and Art Gallery
242 No. Palm Canyon Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Thanks to Ruth Nolan & Steve Peterson,
Poetry Series Coordinators!
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