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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

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Raj Patel

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



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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It's high summer at the Mesa Refuge where the vines are coming through the windows in the Gathering Room to provide a lush habitat for our wise old owl. ...

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