Eldridge Moores to lead
Poetic Spirit Conference field trip
Faculty includes: Julia Connor, William O'Daly and Sydney Smith
Noted geologist Eldridge Moores will lead the "Poetic Spirit" geology field trip and give the keynote talk at this year’s event, scheduled for June 17-19 in Cedarville, California.
In addition to Moores the Poetic Spirit staff includes Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus Julia Connor, noted Pablo Neruda translator and poet William O’Daly and ecologist Sydney Smith.
The Poetic Spirit Conference was created in response to poets’ and writers’ desire to inform their work through field study, workshops, readings and reflection.
“This event is a time for environmental, ecological, historical education and experience,” said co-founder Barbara March, “and will include field workshops, journal writing, or note-taking, based on a gathering of information and an enhanced awareness of the natural world.”
The three-day event in Cedarville—located in Modoc County’s Surprise Valley—includes readings and discussion by both staff and participants.
Moores, a tectonicist/structural geologist, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at UC Davis is an advocate of public awareness of geology. He was prominently featured in New Yorker writer John McPhee's best-selling book "Assembling California" (1993), and is a Fellow and Honorary Fellow of numerous international geologic societies and associations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America.
Poetic Spirit complements the Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference which is held each September. For more information and to register, please scroll down or call 530/ 279-2099. Also see www.modocforum.org.