“Stand Up for the Earth” with Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Gary Snyder and Robert Hass, with Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Brian Teare, Ann Fisher-Wirth (The Ecopoetry Anthology), giovanni singleton, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Barbara Jane Reyes, Mary Mackey, John Shoptaw, Alan Soldofsky, California Poets in the Schools, River of Words, Poetry Inside Out (K-12 Student Poets), The Barry Finnerty Trio (jazz), and more! Other activities include We are Nature Open Mic, “River Village” will feature Poetree interactive writing with Poecology and Milvia Street literary and art journal, with Kristi Moos and Sharon Coleman, a Creek Poem installation over the footprint of Strawberry Creek, and exhibitors from the East Bay Alternative Press Book and Zine Fest with Tomas Moniz.
These poets and presenters will be at the 18th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Saturday, September 28, 12 – 4:30 PM adjacent to our Farmers’ Market in Civic Center Park.
The Strawberry Creek Walk precedes the main event. The walk leaves from Oxford and Center Streets at 10:00 am, led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander from University of California campus through downtown Berkeley to the Watershed Festival site, with readings by poets Jennifer Elise Foerster, Mary Mackey, Barbara Jane Reyes, John Shoptaw, Tom Wilson, and commentary by UC Berkeley creek restoration specialist.
Presented by Poetry Flash, Ecology Center Farmers’ Market, co-sponsored by Moe’s Books, Ecocity Builders.
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