Presidio Nature Walk: Here Is Where You Walk

Saturday, Apr 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

For 12 years, Leslie Carol Roberts has made daily walks in the Presidio forest, as a writer, mother, and woman seeking solace in the face of climate change. The result is Here Is Where I Walk: Episodes from a Life in the Forest -- a series of absorbing, funny, tragic, and deeply present essays that will resonate for all who know nature as a place to absorb, accept, relish, and even seek out change.

At this event, join Leslie for a walk and series of writing exercises in the woods. Leslie will lead guests up the Ecology Trail to a few of her favorite sites in the Presidio, including Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire, inviting participants to engage with the park's subtle and soaring beauties. Each guest will be provided with a custom Here Is Where I Walk folded 'zine created by the author and appropriate for making Field Notes, which we will write and discuss along the way.

Please dress for walking and the​ weather. Bring water, a pencil or pen, and a small notebook or book to serve as a writing “desk” (or a mobile device to make notes). This moderate uphill walk is approximately 1.5 miles on unpaved trail.

Leslie Carol Roberts is an author, journalist, and essayist. S​he is also Professor and Chair, MFA Writing, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue

Photo Credit: 2019. Mara Holt Skov​