Signal Fire Summer 2012

May 16th, 2012

Photo by Sarah Meadows

Signal Fire is heading into another inspiring, busy summer, and we’ve been hard at work with preparations. We had a huge numer of truly impressive applicants this year for the Outpost residency and the Overture backpacking trip.

I’ll be co-leading the Overture hike again this year with the fantastic Ryan Pierce. This year’s trip will have a particular emphasis on the intersection of creative writing and visual art. Visiting artists include Hayley Barker, a painter whose recent works draw from the diaries of Opal Whiteley, acclaimed writer Peter Rock, and Laura Gibson, a singer-songwriter whose finely wrought lyrics revel in the complexity of the natural world.

Here’s a video by Willow McCormick, who participated in last year’s adventure:

Opal Creek 2011

Can’t wait to get out into the woods!