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Desert Arts & Writing Retreat: Joshua Tree

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Atomic Trailer Ranch Artists Retreat

8426 Vía Rocosa

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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We invite artists and writers to attend this annual interdisciplinary weekend retreat in Joshua Tree co-curated by Sean & Ariel, two friends who met at San Francisco State University. Register and read more about last year's retreat, facilitators, workshops, and find photos at our website: http://joshuatree.transpoiesis.com/

This year our retreat takes place November 16-18 , 2018 at Atomic Trailer Ranch Artists Retreat 8426 Vía Rocosa Joshua Tree, CA 92252 United States. Our mission is this: take part in hands-on workshops, generate new work, form community, experiment with process and intention, and afterwards, share what you have made in an annual desert anthology.

To register, select your Ticket and Sleeping arrangement on our website.

Email retreatjoshuatree@gmail.com for more information; we are happy to answer your questions!

Preliminary investigations for 2018’s Workshop Schedule:

  • Gothic Contamination
  • Deep Ecology
  • Poets Theater and Melodrama
  • Military Industrial Complex

November 16, Friday – Meet and Greet. Workshop 1. Intention Setting.

November 17, Saturday – Full day of workshops. Reading. Field Trips.
November 18, Sunday – Final workshops and closing ceremony.
*More details coming soon

Highlights of 2017’s event included a living room reading by desert poet L.I. Henley and a pink sunset at 49 Palms Oasis during “Engaging the Web” and “Geologic Forms as Muse” workshops.

Last year’s participants allegedly declared:

  • If this was a cult, I'd join.
  • If only this was a few days longer.
  • This was the most magical weekend of my life.


Statement on Inclusivity/Safe Space: This retreat and its facilitators strive to make this experience an inclusive and safe one for people of all identities, backgrounds, experiences and aesthetic orientations. We will work to meet requests for reasonable accommodations made in advance.

This retreat is not recommended for:
– stiffs
– anyone looking for a “typical” writing retreat
– followers of the Western Canon

WARNING: In the past, our experiential retreat has been unorthodox, improvisational, and intellectually vigorous yet meandering. We follow our retreat schedule rhizomatically and change it on whims. It is an endearing or ostracizing looseness depending on your composition.

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Atomic Trailer Ranch Artists Retreat

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Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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