The Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival will take place this Saturday, October 2, from noon to 4:40 in Civic Center Park. The stellar lineup of poets includes Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Al Young, David Meltzer, and Camille Dungy. There will be readings from student poets, music by Barry Finnerty’s Jazz Roots Trio, and talks by writers such as environmental correspondent for Mother Jones and Kiriyama Prize-winner Julia Whitty and Annie Leonard, author of The Book of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health. The Ecology Center Bookstore will be on hand with a variety of books by the featured poets and writers, plus other relevant works. Come on down! The Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is a collaborative effort brought to you by US Poet Laureate Robert Haas, Poetry Flash, the Ecology Center, and EcoCity Builders.
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