Quiet Lightning 100 @ Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater

Quiet Lightning, California State Parks, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy present: Poetry in Parks 2016

October 9, 2016

This 3rd installation of Poetry in Parks took place in the historic Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mount Tamalpais State Park, on the occasion of Quiet Lightning’s 100th show and as part of the Arts in the Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Parks and the connection between the wilderness experience and the inspiration parks provide to everyone, including artists of all genres.

This free event, part of the Litquake festival, was all-ages, with children’s activities provided by Bread & Roses, featuring Bri Crabtree and Andrew Skewes-Cox, an interactive art station by ArtSpan, books for sale and author signings by Booksmith, local food from D’Maize Catering and Sneaky’s BBQ, beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co., wine by Kevin Olson Vineyards and Stirm Wine Co., House Kombucha, and a booth by The Bloom Equation, using the lost language of flowers to create fun and connection!

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Prartho Sereno MCs youth poetry readings
w/Marin County Free LibraryCalifornia Poets in the Schools,
The Marin Poetry Out Loud Project + Marin Poetry Center High School Poetry Project

[ videos coming soon ]

Kim Stanley Robinson: tribute to Kenneth Rexroth
Jack Foley and Rosetta Egan: tribute to Adelle Foley


Literary Mixtape: Margaret Spilman » Karen Penley » Heather June Gibbons » Yxta Maya Murray » Bj Dubin » Lisa Piazza » Tara Dorabji » Zack Haber » Rohan DaCosta » Brian DeMarco » Dean Rader


Neighborhood Heroes:
Dana Gioia » Arisa White » Prartho Sereno » Alejandro Murguía » Jane Hirshfield | Brynn Saito » Charlie Getter » Andrew Paul Nelson » Tongo Eisen-Martin


Musical performance by Classical Revolution

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art by Matt Lewandowski!

art by Matt Lewandowski

art by Paula Morales

art by Paula Morales

The first 300 people received not one but two books, featuring writing by all of the authors and artwork by Matt Lewandowski and Paula Morales!! Book printing provided by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service Centennial Arts in the Parks Program.

The literary mixtape was curated by Chris Cole, Christine No, Kelsey Schimmelman and Evan Karp, through a blind submission-based process, from 147 submissions.

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 PageLines- ql-logovectorsquare.jpgPoetry in Parks 2016 made possible in part thanks to:

  GGNPC logoFriends of Mt. Tam logoOne Tam logoSOMArts logoLitquake round logo9122243_origBread and Roses logo

Booksmith logoclassical-revolution-logoCA Arts Council logo

Marin County Free Library logoCA Poets in the Schools logo
Poets & WritersClassical Revolution logologodmaize-logoLagunitas logo

Sneaky's BBQ