Call for submissions: Festival 39

On September 1, the festival returns to Arboreality for the fourth time. Earlier editions there included #6 – Taking Root and Bearing Fruit, #12 – Meditations, and #28 – Art and Arboreality. This time, too, Jade plans a themed presentation: Secrets.

Forests, farms, gardens, urban trees, and ancient-rock-clinging-wind-whipped Bristlecone pine stands can be an escape, a place to hide, a space to rest, a home for buried treasure. This month, I invite you to reveal a small glimpse of a secret among the trees. Consider the quiet spots you go to sit, the trees which have stood in silent observation of the events of your life, the aromatic memory of the garden from a place you have visited. With word, image, sound, or otherwise inspired creation, give us a peek at what you see, or what you can imagine.

Email links to trees (at) brainripples (dot) com, with “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line, or submit via our contact form. The deadline is the 28th of August.

We’re also still looking for hosts for the 40th edition of the Festival and beyond. It can be a great way to discover new blogs and get some new readers. See “How to Contribute” for more information on what’s involved.

About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on August 6, 2009, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the plug! I’ve already received some very cool entries.

    (Also, this is actually the fourth festival to land at Arboreality… I hosted #6 too: Taking Root and Bearing Fruit). Vive la fête!

    I’ll see if I can help scare up some more volunteers.


  2. Not to worry! I am so impressed at our years of festivals, it’s easy to get turned around in that forest…. 😀

  3. I learn a lot from you!
    I hope that you are concern about global warming because we have only 10yrs to make a change plant more trees!

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