IT'S UP TO US!
Maya Khosla will share her work documenting fire ecologists, firefighters and communities who practice cultural burning. If weather permits, Maya will be presenting on ZOOM while she is out in the field! Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer. Sonoma County Conservation Council (SCCC) has selected her as one of the three 2020 Environmentalists of the Year. Maya served as the Poet Laureate of Sonoma County (2018-2020), organizing a series of filmed readings to bring Sonoma’s communities together after the 2017 fires. Her poetry books include All the Fires of Wind and Light (Sixteen Rivers Press; 2020 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award), Keel Bone (Bear Star Press; Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize), and Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press). Maya has directed Searching for the Gold Spot, a short film about natural rejuvenation after wildfire in forests of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades Regions, supported by organizations including Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Environment Now, Patagonia and From the Heart Productions. She was born in the United Kingdom, raised there and in India, Bhutan, and Myanmar, places that continue to inform her work.