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. Founded and presented by Black Mountain Circle, Geography of Hope takes its name from Wallace Stegner’s famous description of wild landscapes as part of our “geography of hope.” The Geography of Hope Conference is one of Northern California’s most exceptional literary events. It explores the relationship between people and the landscape through the eyes and voices of authors, environmentalists, farmers, artists, and more.

About Black Mountain Circle

Black Mountain Circle is a California nonprofit organization created by Point Reyes Books to explore the relationships between the arts, spirit, story, and place. The Circle serves as the fiscal sponsor of the bi-annual Geography of Hope Conference, the literary journal the West Marin Review, and an expanded set of programs hosted at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church and elsewhere, including author events, retreats, films, book groups, and writing workshops for youths and adults.