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24th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

“Stand up for the Earth” at the 23rd annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.

2019 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk)
Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley)

Join acclaimed poets Patricia Smith, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, and more.

Strawberry Creek Walk:
10:00 am-11:30 am, meet at Center and Oxford Streets, edge of UC Berkeley campus.

Over Thirty Poets and Writers, Including:

  • Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art, 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winner, 2018 NAACP Image Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Blood Dazzler, National Book Award finalist.
  • Dorianne Laux, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Oregon Book Award-winner, and the Paterson Prize-winner.
  • Joseph Millar, Kingdom, winner of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Kim Shuck, Deer Trails, San Francisco Poet Laureate.
  • World on Fire, poetry and music theatre ensemble on climate change featuring Naomi Newman and musicians Barbara Borden, drummer/percussionist, and Susanne DiVincenzo, bass/cello, all three are recipients of the Women in the Arts, Social Change Through Music Award 2019 at the National Women’s Music Festival.
  • World on Fire is directed by Corey Fischer (Fischer and Newman were co-founders of Traveling Jewish Theatre, 1978-2012).
  • Maya Khosla, All the Fires of Wind and Light, Sonoma County Poet Laureate, wildlife biologist.
  • Ann Fisher-Wirth, The Bones of Winter Birds, co-editor of The Ecopoetry Anthology
  • Joshua McKinney, Small Sillion.
  • Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Wholly H2O.
  • Mary Ellen Hannibal, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.
  • Lee Herrick, Scar and Flower, recent Fresno Poet Laureate.
  • Kristin George Bagdanov, Fossils in the Making and Diurne.
  • Sharon Coleman, Half Circle.
  • Stephen Meadows, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California contributor.
  • Chris Olander, River Light, Nevada County Poet Laureate.
  • Fernando Salinas, The League of United Latin American Citizens, ecopoet.
  • Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet.
  • Artists / Speakers: Patricia Smith, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Kim Shuck.

Presented by Poetry Flash and the Ecology Center, 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, meet in the Cypress Grove, often called the Redwood Grove (southeast corner of Oxford at Center, near the sculpture of the World Globe as you enter the UC campus).

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Literature, Live Music, Poetry, Walks & Tours
Address: 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

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