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Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Date Saturday November 01
Time 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Civic Center Park
2151 MLK Jr. Way (bet Allston Way + Center St)
Berkeley CA 94704
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorMark Baldridge
If you aren't out canvassing for the election, please join Poetry Flash, the Ecology Center, and EcoCity Builders for a Day of the Dead spirit-raising gathering, with diverse poets reading from their works and responding to the state of the planet. Please tell your friends, spread the word:

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Berkeley Civic Center Park, downtown Berkeley
Alongside the Berkeley Farmers' Market
Saturday, November 1, noon to 4:00

There will be chairs to sit on in the park! (In case of rain, the Festival will be moved to Berkeley City College Auditorium & Atrium, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.)

Poetry should be able to comprehend the earth,
- something of the earth beyond our human dramas.
---Robert Hass

We are Nature Open Mic at Noon, slots chosen by drawing at event
followed by Poetry, Music, and Exhibits

Featuring:
* Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet Robert Hass, Time and Materials
* Brenda Hillman, Cascadia and the forthcoming Practical Water
* Jane Hirshfield, After
* California Poet Laureate Al Young, Something About the Blues, with Dan Robbins on bass
* Joseph Lease, Broken World
* Camille Dungy, What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison
* poet/percussionist Avotcja with Eugene Warren on bass
* Sonoma County Poet Laureate Mike Tuggle, Absolute Elsewhere
* poet/eco-educator Chris Olander; performance poets Grace Fae and Grace Tea
* Poetry Flash editor/poet Richard Silberg
* Robert Hass presents student/youth poets from River of Words and California Poets in the Schools; poet/translator John Oliver Simon presents bilingual student poets from Poetry Inside Out

Environmental updates: Kirstin Miller (EcoCity Builders) presents Peter Berg, Planet Drum; "Daylighting" discussion on restoring Strawberry Creek in downtown Berkeley, and Kirk Lumpkin (Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market) presents Eugene Cordero, Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming.

Exhibitors include Manic D Press, Heyday Books, Ecology Center Book Tent, Tea Party magazine, California Poets in the Schools, Sixteen Rivers Press, River of Words, Planet Drum, City of Berkeley Environmental Services & more!
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