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23rd Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Join us—Stand up for the Earth!

Celebrate Writers, Nature & Community

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. sharp
Strawberry Creek Walk:
Poetry, talk, and a walk along beautiful Strawberry Creek through UC Berkeley and its underground path through downtown Berkeley to the Watershed Festival at Civic Center Park. Led by poet/eco-educator Chris Olander, with readings along the way by poets Robert Coats, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Joan Gelfand, and Maya Khosla, Sonoma County Poet Laureate and wildlife biologist, with nature commentary by Tim Pine, UC Berkeley Environmental Health and Safety, and Eco-Dance in the Eucalyptus Grove, “Warm Wind Before the Rain,” with Sharon Coleman and Barry Ebner on acoustic guitar. Meet in the Cypress Grove, often called Redwood Grove (southeast corner of Oxford at Center, near the World Globe sculpture as you enter campus).

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Noon to 4:30 p.m. • Free

Festival Main Stage • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park • Berkeley
Next to the Berkeley Farmers' Market, MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, one block west of downtown Berkeley BART

Invocation by LUCILLE LANG DAY and RUTH NOLAN, editors of the new anthology being launched at Watershed: Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

ROBERT HASS, The Apple Trees at Olema, Pulitzer Prize-winner, US Poet Laureate 1995-97
BRENDA HILLMAN, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Griffin Prize for Poetry-winner
FORREST GANDER, Be With
ELLERY AKERS, Practicing Truth
LEANNE O’SULLIVAN, Irish poet, A Quarter of an Hour
ROBERT COATS, The Harsh Green World
IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE, Interrupted Geographies
JOAN GELFAND, The Long Blue Room
MAW SHEIN WIN, Poet Laureate of El Cerrito, Invisible Gifts
CHRIS OLANDER, River Light

More to be announced!

RIVER OF WORDS Youth Art & Poetry-winners 2018 poetry winners with ROBERT HASS
CALIFORNIA POETS IN THE SCHOOLS K–12 student poets with poet-teacher
MAUREEN HURLEY

WE ARE NATURE Open Mic
Enter lottery drawing at noon (at the info booth) for 6 three-minute reading slots


Music by THE BARRY FINNERTY TRIO
with BARRY FINNERTY on guitar, AARON GERMAIN on bass, TBA on drums 



Hosts: KIRK LUMPKIN and RICHARD SILBERG
Books and Book Signing at the PEGASUS BOOK TENT

Be environmentally savvy with no parking worries, take BART to Downtown Berkeley!
Chairs, tent shade, and carpet squares for seating provided.
Bring your lunch or pick up something at the Farmers’ Market.
Bring your sunscreen, blanket, and picnic!

River Village Exhibitors


More to be announced!

CALIFORNIA POETS IN THE SCHOOLS
californiapoets.org

ECOLOGY CENTER
ecologycenter.org

HAIGHT ASHBURY LITERARY JOURNAL
haightashburyliteraryjournal.wordpress.com

MILVIA STREET: ART AND LITERARY JOURNAL
www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/english/milvia-street-club/milvia-street-art-and-literary-journal

PEGASUS DOWNTOWN – BOOK TENT
www.pegasusbookstore.com/Pegasus-downtown

POETRY FLASH
Poetryflash.org Info Tent

RIVER OF WORDS YOUTH ART & POETRY INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD
www.stmarys-ca.edu/center-for-environmental-literacy/river-of-words/students

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING
www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfawrite

SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS
www.sixteenrivers.org

SUGARTOWN PUBLISHING
www.sugartownpublishing.com

Click here for 2018 "River Village" Watershed Exhibitors Form—trade your exhibit fee for volunteering! Click here to pay table fee online Or mail attn: Watershed to address on form.

For more information, or to volunteer or exhibit, contact watershed@poetryflash.org.

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Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival is co-founded by Robert Hass, US Poet Laureate 1995-97, and is a collaboration of Poetry Flash and the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, in conjunction with: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Pegasus Books Downtown, Moe's Books, The East Bay Express

Support our community donors:
Acme Bread Company • Berkeley Bowl Marketplace • Bette’s-To-Go • The Cheese Board Collective • Trader Joe’s, Berkeley

Watershed is made possible with support from:
The Watershed Keepers—our individual donors & volunteers
Berkeley Civic Arts Commission • Zellerbach Family Foundation
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers

Watershed banners by Arthur Okamura • Creek Poem installation by Claire Anna Baker • Watershed Logo by Shane Eagleton

MLK, Jr., Civic Center Park is Wheelchair Accessible

Dedicated to Mark Baldridge and Adelle Foley
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