the insanity principle
workshops with linda carmella sibio
a new monthly program!

HDTS is excited to announce THE INSANITY PRINCIPLE - a series of workshops by Linda Carmella Sibio

These two hour workshops will focus on performance, writing, and contemporary art through a series of techniques designed by Sibio that include fragmentation, interrupters, psychological opposites, and the psychological model as a method of acting. Many of these methods are part of a manuscript by Sibio called "Reflections in a Broken Mirror," which delves into her own personal innovative approaches to art-making. Writing techniques include the cut up method, multiple story lines, pattern and rhythm as methods of structure, and performance approached as a scultural tool as well as through drawings and painting.

kip's desert book club
gold fame citrus by claire vaye watkins
october 2, 2017 at the palms



In her novel Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins uses her writing skills to spin a possible future for California after our precious water supplies dry up. It is an adventure well worth taking, where the ever-growing Mojave desert becomes one of the main characters. If you happen to be allergic to post-apocalyptic novels, give this one a chance, it has hope and a big heart at its core. 

Kip's Desert Book Club
The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen
September 4th in Joshua Tree

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I'm looking forward to reading Andrea's pick for the September 4th Book Club meeting, The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen. At 7:00 pm at Andrea's house, we will be talking about how Daniel Suelo left his last $30 in a phone booth and started living his life without money in the Utah canyonlands. To get to the meeting place, drive east on Hwy 62 and just outside of JT,  turn right (south) on the dirt road in front of the Bail Bonds office (Neptune.), then follow my nifty white Book Club signs to guide you in. Plenty of parking is available if you continue past the house to the studio on the upper level. Can't wait to see you there!