14th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

co-sponsored by Poetry Flash, Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, and EcoCity Builders. A free day of poetry, music, and activism, exploring the State of the Planet.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, Noon to 4:00 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. CIVIC CENTER PARK, Berkeley

Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at Center Street

Next to Berkeley Farmers’ Market, 1 block west of downtown Berkeley BART

Featuring:

  • STRAWBERRY CREEK WALK, 10:00 AM, Oxford & Center Streets, UC Berkeley campus
  • RIVER VILLAGE literary and environmental exhibits
  • WE ARE NATURE OPEN MIC (sign up at Festival Info Booth by Noon)

Including:

  • Robert Hass (former U.S. Poet Laureate)
  • acclaimed author and California farmer David Mas Masumoto (Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land)
  • New Mexico poets Arthur Sze (The Ginkgo Light) and Carol Moldaw (The Widening)
  • poet and novelist Kim Addonizio (Lucifer at the Starlight (poems) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within)
  • Joseph Stroud (Of This World: New & Selected Poems)
  • poet and novelist Marilyn Chin (Rhapsody in Plain Yellow (poems) and Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen (novel))
  • poet/eco-educator Chris Olander (Mallard)
  • student and youth poets from River of Words, California Poets in the Schools, and Poetry Inside Out will all be presented onstage by Bay Area poet/emcee Richard Silberg, an editor of Poetry Flash.
  • Patricia Bulitt, dancer and performance artist, will perform “The Cloud Maiden,” a site specific and interactive performance with music, storytelling, and movement
  • Environmental updates will be provided by Kirstin Miller of EcoCity Builders, Kirk Lumpkin of the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market.

PUBLIC INFO: (510) 526-9105; www.poetryflash.org

ACCESSABILITY: Convenient public transportation, near downtown Berkeley BART and buses on MLK and Shattuck / street and lot parking / wheelchair access.

WHAT: 14th Annual WATERSHED  ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY FESTIVAL co-sponsored by Poetry Flash,
Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, and EcoCity Builders. A free day of poetry,
music, and activism, exploring the State of the Planet.

WHEN:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, Noon to 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Martin Luther King, Jr. CIVIC CENTER PARK, Berkeley

Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at Center Street

Next to Berkeley Farmers’ Market, 1 block west of downtown Berkeley BART

PLUS: • STRAWBERRY CREEK WALK, 10:00 AM, Oxford & Center Streets, UC Berkeley campus

• RIVER VILLAGE literary and environmental exhibits

• WE ARE NATURE OPEN MIC (sign up at Festival Info Booth by Noon)

WHO:  Robert Hass (former U.S. Poet Laureate), acclaimed author and California farmer
David Mas Masumoto (Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land), New
Mexico poets Arthur Sze (The Ginkgo Light) and Carol Moldaw (The Widening), poet and
novelist Kim Addonizio (Lucifer at the Starlight (poems) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for
the Poet Within), Joseph Stroud (Of This World: New & Selected Poems), poet and novelist
Marilyn Chin (Rhapsody in Plain Yellow (poems) and Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen
(novel)), poet/eco-educator Chris Olander (Mallard),  and student and youth poets from
River of Words, California Poets in the Schools, and Poetry Inside Out will all be
presented onstage by Bay Area poet/emcee Richard Silberg, an editor of Poetry Flash.
Patricia Bulitt, dancer and performance artist, will perform “The Cloud Maiden,” a site
specific and interactive performance with music, storytelling, and movement.
Environmental updates will be provided by Kirstin Miller of EcoCity Builders, Kirk
Lumpkin of the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market.

PUBLIC INFO: (510) 526-9105; www.poetryflash.org

ACCESSABILITY: Convenient public transportation, near downtown Berkeley BART and buses on
MLK and Shattuck / street and lot parking / wheelchair access.

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