About the Geography of Hope Conferences

Since 2008, the coastal village of Point Reyes Station, California, has been home to one of northern California’s most exceptional literary festivals. The Geography of Hope conferences explore the relationship between people and the land through the eyes and voices of authors, environmentalists, farmers, artists, and many others.

Founded and presented by Black Mountain Circle, the Geography of Hope Conference takes its name from Wallace Stegner’s famous description of wild landscapes as part of our “geography of hope.”

About Black Mountain Circle

Black Mountain Circle cultivates resilience, community, and earth stewardship in perilous times. Through inspiring events and insightful conversations, we reclaim our personal and collective stories about nature and spirit. Four compass points guide our work: story, nature, spirit, and community.