September 29, 2014 (San Diego) –Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation President Jay Wilson announces the Kumeyaay Lake Poetry Campout, a three day, family-friendly poetry workshop weekend at Mission Trails Regional Park's Kumeyaay Lake Campgrounds (Two Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA, 92119). The event is open to for 12 participants (ages 10 years old to adult, three camp sites can be reserved), Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, 2014, with check in time Friday, October 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
"The Peace of Nature & The Nature of Peace" workshop will blend writing time for beginning to seasoned poets in four structured writing workshops. Star Gazing with the San Diego Astronomy Association, a Guided Nature Walk, and a Saturday Sunset Open Mic for campout poets and community at the Kumeyaay Lakes amphitheater are blended with poetry events led by noted poet Jim Moreno.
Imagine participants being able to camp with Walt Whitman, Mary Oliver, Robinson Jeffers, Joy Harjo, N. Scott Momaday, Maya Angelou, Antonio Machado, Chief Seattle, and Jim Moreno in the form of hearing their poetry as prompts then writing and reading original poetry in four structured workshops: Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
The peace of Nature and the nature of peace will be considered in writing creative poems in the heart of 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres of the Mission Trails Regional Park, Kumeyaay Lakes Campground. This beautiful area represents a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542 with rugged hills, valleys and open areas; the traditional homeland of the First Americans, the Kumeyaay Nation.
Art and community in Southern California have enjoyed a harmonious collaboration since the Kumeyaay of San Diego County, the Coso People of the Northern Edge of the Mojave Desert, and, Moreno's adopted tribe, the Chumash of the Channel Islands and South Central Coastal California put paint to brush to rock Join poet Jim Moreno to put verse to pen to paper for this weekend of creativity and community in the great outdoors. The fee for the weekend is $75 plus camping reservation fee. Sign up at https://activenet020.active.
Jim Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Poetic Medicine Institute of Palo Alto, California and a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. He is a Teaching Artist with Young Audiences of San Diego and the Point Loma Arts Academy. Jim is the Resident Poet for the Juvenile Court & Community Schools and was an original member of the Langston Hughes Poetry Circle. Moreno is the author of "Dancing In Dissent", (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007) and two cd's of music and poetry. He hosts "2nd Tuesday- Jihmye Poetry" at the Cafe Cabaret on Adams Ave., and is in post production for his radio show "The Poetry Cafe" to be aired on KNSJ, 89.1 FM & KNSJ.org.