Kip's Desert Book Club
Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty by William Fox
December 4, 2017 at Boxo House

Dry lake beds have been a subject near and dear to my heart for a long time. It turns out that a very insightful book was written about them in 2002. I am looking forward to our December 4th meeting at Bernard Leibov's BOXO House at 7 PM to talk about Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty by William Fox. A PDF copy of Playa Works can be found on the Project Muse site,

the insanity principle workshops
taught by artist linda carmella sibio
november 11, 2017 at copper mountain mesa community center

Photo by Sarah Lyon, from Linda Carmella Sibio's "Origins" performance at "The Palm Talks" at HDTS 2017

We are proud to present “The Insanity Principle Workshops” taught by painter and performance artist Linda Carmella Sibio every second Saturday through April 2018 in Joshua Tree. The workshops include a variety of multilayered psychological techniques, developed by Sibio, tapping into memory, play, and personal narrative as a source for art making. 

HDTS 2017: Thank you!

What a weekend! We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event possible--and there are a lot of you. We are so excited that HDTS 2017 brought our biennial roving event back to our home turf, and we couldn't have pulled it off without our dedicated artists, donors, volunteers, attendees, and friends. 

kip's desert book club
the talker by mary sojourner
november 6th, 2017 at copper mountain mesa community center

Author Mary Sojourner, great friend of the Desert Book Club, will be joining us at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center on November 6th at 7pm to discuss her new book, The Talker. This is a collection of short stories published this year, and if the rest are as good as the first one I just read, it will not disappoint. If you missed her last October when we featured her book 29: a Novel, bring your copy for her to sign. I look forward to hearing what her next writing project is about and if we are lucky, she just might read to us! —Kip