Thursday marked the first day of Autumn – bringing some cooler weather and encouraging many to get back outside to explore the deserts that surround us.
If you are looking for something to take along on your next hike – the Autumn 2022 edition of Cholla Needles: Young Writers and Artists magazine has been released. Over 100 young artists and writers based in the California Desert are published in the Autumn edition – and the pages contains moving poetry and artwork that provide insights into growing up and living in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.
Themes in the magazine include flora and fauna, heat, beauty, the earth, the ocean, and recreating outdoors. It is the seventh edition of the magazine.
The pieces were created as part of the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Desert Discovery Field Studies curriculum, an immersive program that helps students become inspired advocates of the desert. The magazine was published by Joshua Tree-based nonprofit Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library in partnership with the Mojave Desert Land Trust.