Jade Blackwater joins Festival of the Trees team

Today we are pleased to welcome Jade L. Blackwater as the third official organizer/coordinator of the Festival of the Trees. Jade is a writer, artist, and naturalist living in the evergreen forests of western Washington, and most Festival supporters will recognize her name: she’s hosted four different editions of the FOTT at her blog Arboreality, and has always been one of its most enthusiastic champions. She runs an independent writing/editing business, and is the first person thanked in the acknowledgements for the wonderful book Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees, by Nalini M. Nadkarni.

The blog carnival’s uniquely decentralized publishing model presents special challenges for promotion, as we’ve discovered. But we’re determined to do a better job of telling people what the Festival of the Trees is and why they should participate, and we’re very glad to have Jade on board to help us do that.

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on November 10, 2009, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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