- Location: Griffith Park
- Date: Dec 6, 2015
- Presenter: Brian Sonia-Wallace
Ecolture and poet Brian Sonia-Wallace will host a sunset hike in Griffith Park to the Wisdom Tree, coupled with an open mic and writing workshop that will feature poets reading their work during the hike up and a creative writing session and readings at the summit. Participants will experience a unified narrative featuring the history of the area and themes of the environment and climate change in an event that is fully participatory, giving voice to each participant and valuing their stories within a choreographed creative space. The event will seek to highlight and build bridges between poetry and hiking communities in Los Angeles, and between the arts and nature in general.
The Wisdom Tree, our destination, is a lone tree that survived the wildfires on its summit. People come from near and far to leave messages, wishes, and prayers at the base of the tree, making it a site of secular pilgrimage that already links personal experiences with nature.