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23rd Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 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.

2018 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk)
Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley)
FREE

With dynamic readings of over thirty poets and writers, including Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman reading from her newest, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Forrest Gander, Be With, and featuring the launch of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, a new anthology edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan, more featured poets and speakers to be announced.

10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets at Oxford and Center Streets, Berkeley. Meet in the Redwood Grove (southeast corner of Oxford at Center, near the sculpture of the World Globe as you enter the UC campus).

Join the Strawberry Creek Walk, part of the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, poetry, talk, and easy walk along beautiful Strawberry Creek through UC Berkeley and its underground path, in a culvert, through downtown Berkeley to the Watershed Festival at Civic Center Park, led by Nevada City poet/eco-educator Chris Olander. With eco-dance by Sharon Coleman in the eucalyptus grove, and commentary by a naturalist.

Poets include:

  • Iris Jamahl Dunkle
  • Joan Gelfand
  • Maya Khosla

California Poets in the Schools students reading led by poet-teacher Maureen Hurley; We Are Nature Open Mic, (to read, enter drawing at noon); Richard Silberg and Kirk Lumpkin emcee, music; River Village exhibits include Scarlet Tanager Books, Sixteen Rivers Press, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal.

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).


Event Details


Cost: FREE
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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