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Creativity & Change

Our world needs innovative thinkers to challenge the status quo. Support creativity and change by giving a donation, creating a fellowship or making a legacy gift.

Our Community

Meet our alums at one of our public events, or schedule an individual or group creative retreat at the wild edge of Giacomini Wetlands.

Featured Alums

1998 Rowe

Jonathan Rowe

Alum 2015, Fellow 2015
Jonathan Rowe was a writer who wrote about the commons, diseconomy, economics, economic…
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Raj Patel

Alum 2015, Fellow 2015
Raj is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He currently…




501(c)3 Status!

August 1, 2015
Read our summer 2015 news: new 501(c)3 non-profit status, some wonderful foundation support, a large anonymous donation, and a new fellowship for health writing.
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Books by Our Alums


Hope in the Dark

Rebecca Solnit
When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant cult audience. Many readers were so inspired by ...
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Good conversation, good people at the conversation September 13 with Mesa Refuge alums Rick Bass and Jason Mark. ...

Full house for this conversation with alums Rick Bass and Jason Mark.

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A toast of Elderberry and Rose Lemonade to the amazing Kyra Epstein, the Creative Genius behind the new ...

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