ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
JOIN US FOR PANEL AND BOOK DISCUSSIONS, PERFORMANCES, FILM SCREENINGS & MORE!
Programs are in-person and outdoors unless stated.
Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed.
AN EVENING WITH JOY HARJO
DEC. 13 - 6PM
Help us kick-off the Big Read and welcome United States poet laureate Joy Harjo to the Morongo Basin for an evening of poetry and commentary.
FREE - Reservations Required
THE DI(C)E SQUAD
OCT. 3-5 - 7PM
Join Thought Theatre as it explores intergenerational trauma in a new production written and directed by Miri Hunter.
CHOLLA NEEDLES 58 - THE BIG READ ISSUE
OCT. 6 - 5PM
Hear local authors read their poetry on the theme of Terra "the love of the land", published in Cholla Needles' October Big Read issue.
OCT. 7 - 6PM
Join fellow Big Readers for a book discussion on the themes of the 2021 featured book An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. Hosted by the Greenleaf Library at Copper Mountain College.
TRIBES OF THE MOJAVE DESERT
OCT. 8 - 4PM
The Native American Land Conservancy will host presentations with the Tribal communities that are associated with the Mojave Desert.
WHEN WIND BECOMES WORDS
OCT. 9 - 6PM
Explore the October Beatnik Lounge art exhibition “When Wind Becomes Words” which celebrates An American Sunrise with work by local artists inspired by a poem, stanza or phrase from the book.
OCT. 9 - 2PM
OCT. 13 - 5PM
OCT. 18 - 5PM
OCT. 19 - 6PM
Join fellow Big Readers for a book discussion on the themes of the 2021 featured book An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo:
Hosted by the Twentynine Palms Library.
Hosted by the Joshua Tree Library.
Hosted by Yucca Valley Library.
Hosted by the Hi-Desert Contemporary Book Club.
Drive-In Film Screenings:
OCT. 20 - 6.30PM
OCT. 21 - 6.30PM
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World
CALIFORNIA NATIVE POETS (online)
OCT. 24 - 4PM
Hear poetry readings by California Native Poets Deborah Miranda (Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen and Chumash), Casandra López (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseno) and Kim Shuck (Cherokee). Moderated by Ruth Nolan, Professor of Creative Writing at College of the Desert.
GERALD CLARKE AND
CARA ROMERO (online)
OCT. 27 - 5PM
Join leading artists Gerald Clarke and Cara Romero as they present their work and discuss what’s needed to develop a lively contemporary indigenous art scene in Southern California.