The day begins with youth poetry readings curated by Marin County Poet Laureate Prartho Sereno, in collaboration with the Marin County Free Library, California Poets in the Schools, The Marin Poetry Out Loud Project and the Marin Poetry Center High School Poetry Project. Musical and dance interludes punctuate the poetry readings, with a new choreographed dance by postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin and a special performance by San Francisco’s Classical Revolution. The program includes Quiet Lightning's flagship submission-based literary mixtape, selected through a blind process and published in a book handed out to the first 200 people in attendance, to be followed by a group of inspired emerging poets and culminating in this years Neighborhood Heroes, featuring readings by CA Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, Pulitzer Prize-winning US Poet Laureate Emeritus Kay Ryan, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Jane Hirshfield, San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, sci-fi fount and Environmental Fellow Kim Stanley Robinson, and many more. This 3rd installation of Poetry in Parks takes place in the historic Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mount Tamalpais State Park. The event also coincides with Quiet Lightning's 100th show and is part of the Art in the Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Parks. The free event is all-ages. Local food by D'Maize Catering and SUP Street Food, beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co., and House Kombucha on tap. Parking is available; a shuttle service is free but requires an RSVP. Please check the site for shuttle and other details.
If You Go:
When: Sunday, October 9 at 11 a.m.
Where: Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mount Tamalpais State Park
East Ridgecrest Blvd.