Poetry at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater – today!

24 08 2008

Dan Brady. Photo by Clara H., 2007

Remember a couple months back I shared about the aborted duck rescue in at Lake McNab in McLaren Park?  Just up the hill, through some trees, also in my stomping grounds, is the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, so re-named recently because Jerry Garcia grew up just on the other side of the park.

This afternoon there will be what promises to be a great event there: the Third Annual Poets with Trees Poetry Reading.  You can go to read your stuff, or just to listen and love the day. There will be poet laureates from around the Bay there, including Albert De Silver of Marin, Martha Meltzer of Pleasanton, Penelope La Montagne of Healdsburg, and Connie Post of Livermore.  Here’s their call to you:

Let your words be heard in the Greek-style theater.
On this day we affirm the dignity of human beings, the beauty of individuality and celebrate each culture and tradition by its language.
Bring poems of your own or by your favorite poets.  Read poems in your native tongue.
Sign up to read. We will do many rounds.
Bring your own lunch, and a goodie to share.
     

TODAY: Sunday, August 24, 2008  –  12:00 – 4:00 PM, FREE
What’s YOUR favorite public performance or participatory event?
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