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Poetry in Parks 2016
Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mount Tamalpais State Park
Mill Valley, CA, CA
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Poetry in Parks 2016
Quiet Lightning, California State Parks, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy present: Poetry in Parks 2016

This 3rd installation of Poetry in Parks takes 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 Art 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, poets, writers, dancers, and artists of all genres.

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 Franciscos 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 MurguĂ­a, sci-fi fount and Environmental Fellow Kim Stanley Robinson, and many more.

This free event is all-ages, with children's activities provided by Bread & Roses*, local food by D'Maize Catering and SUP Street Food, beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co., and House Kombucha on tap.

Poetry in Parks 2016 is made possible in part by the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative and the Friends of Mt. Tam. Parking is available; a shuttle service is free but requires an RSVP.

*** SHUTTLE SERVICE: Please read carefully: ***

If you intend to take the shuttle from San Francisco, you must write evan@quietlightning.org NO LATER THAN Sunday, Oct. 2 with the following information:
** How many people?
** Do you want a round-trip, or just one way (and if so, which)?

To catch the shuttle:
** Meet at the San Francisco Main Library (100 Larkin St) at the entrance on Fulton, between Larkin & Hyde, at 9:30a. Shuttles will leave at 9:45 sharp.
** Shuttles will return at 5:15 pm, leaving from the drop-off point. This is the only return shuttle we can provide.
** We have obtained nearby parking for about 300 cars. If you plan to drive or take public transit, there's more information at http://quietlightning.org/tam, but feel free to write or call with any questions: 415-967-8376. We will update that page soonish with more detailed parking directions, though there will be guides on the mountain and a separate shuttle service that will circle the parking lots all day to take people directly to the amphitheater. We will also have a golf cart to make sure this event is fully accessible for everyone. If you need specific accommodations, please write evan@quietlightning.org or call 415-967-8376.

For full lineup and more information: quietlightning.org/tam.


Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mount Tamalpais State Park (View)
East Ridgecrest Blvd.
Mill Valley, CA, CA 94941
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > World
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals
Other > Green

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Quiet Lightning
On BPT Since: May 29, 2012
Evan Karp

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