On crisp clear mornings like we’ve been having lately, we sometimes get inspired to write sonnets in praise of the capuccino at Toby’s Coffee Bar. On March 18 – 20, though, there will be real poets wandering the streets of Point Reyes Station. That’s because Point Reyes Books is putting on the 2011 Geography of Hope Conference — three days worth of authors reading, authors eating, and authors weeding. Okay, we’re probably making up that last part, but there will be field trips to local wetlands, beaches, and other wilderness areas that boast abundant plant life, so who knows?
Co-chaired by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass and award-winning poet Brenda Hillman, the conference will feature panels, readings, altar-building, an “an intergenerational dance performance at a nearby ocean beach,” and delicious catered dinners. In other words, very West Marin! The theme for the conference is “Reflections on water” — so if you’re planning to attend, what better place to stay than our own Grand View Suite, with its sweeping views of Tomales Bay?