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
- 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)
- 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.