17th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
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MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA
17th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley)
10:00 a.m. Strawberry Creek Walk
Meet at Oxford & Center Streets, Berkeley
A walk from Strawberry Creek on the UC Berkeley campus to the Watershed festival led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander with poetry readings by poets and commentary by creek restoration experts, featuring Chris Olander, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Maya Khosla, Maureen Hurley, Rebecca Moos, Kim Shuck, Tim Pine (UC Berkeley), Kirstin Miller (Ecocity Builders)
Noon to 4:30 p.m. Poetry Festival
Festival Main Stage • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park • Berkeley
- Creek Walk poets: Robert Hass • Joy Harjo • Michael McClure, Brenda Hillman • Francisco X. Alarcón • Rebecca Foust • Richard Silberg, Chris Olander, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Maya Khosla, Rebecca Moos, Maureen Hurley, Rebecca Moos, Kim Shuck
- Laura Moriarty and Brent Cunningham read and present their contributions to The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral.
- Journalist Mark Hertsgaard, author of Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.
- World class jazz by The Barry Finnerty Trio
- Readings by K–12 student poets from California Poets in the Schools with Poetry Inside Out with poet-teacher John Oliver Simon & River of Words with Robert Hass
- We Are Nature open reading
- Enter lottery drawing for reading slots by noon (on site at Info Booth)
- Environmental Updates: Kirk Lumpkin, Ecology Center • Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders
- River Village Literary & Environmental Exhibits
- Tables by Bay Area alternative ‘zines & literary mags with, for the first time, a ‘zine tent with some fabulous writers sharing diy zines and comics and art
- Also featured: “Create with Nature Zone” by Zach Pine, environmental artist Buffalo Field Campaign’s “Buffaloon,” a giant Buffalo exhibit Watershed banners by artist Arthur Okamura, Water-chute shades by artist Claire Baker
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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