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This High Meadow ~ Ecstatic Poetry of Rumi
First Congregational Church
Santa Cruz, CA
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This High Meadow ~ Ecstatic Poetry of Rumi
This High Meadow ~ An Intimate Evening with Rumi and Friends

Reading by Coleman Barks

musical accompaniment by Barry and Shelley Phillips

musical cameos by Lori Rivera and the Santa Cruz Shape Note Society

Monday, April 22, Earth Day      7:30 PM

First Congregational Church, 900 High Street

Tickets are $18 in advance at,
Bookshop Santa Cruz and Capitola Book Café

$22 at the door (cash and checks only)
$15 Students with ID

Produced by Bhavananda Lodkey
former Event Coordinator for Gateway Books & Gifts

For more information: 831-475-5907

Coleman Barks (born 1937) is an American poet.  His translations of Sufi poet Rumi's work have sold more than half a million copies since 1984. He began translating the thirteenth-century mystic's work in 1976, and his book The Essential Rumi has become a best-seller. Barks taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for 30 years before retiring to Athens, Georgia.

Barry Phillips is a cellist, composer, arranger and producer of many recordings of Celtic, world and American folk music on the Gourd Music label.  Phillips received a Masters of Music degree in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1990.   Since 1996, Phillips has been a student of Ravi Shankar.

Shelley Phillips is a performer, and teacher of wind instruments and Celtic harp with a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has appeared on many recordings on the Gourd Music label and has also has recorded a benefit album, Verdant Groves, for the Shaker village museums.  Founder and executive director of Community Music School of Santa Cruz, she runs Celtic Camps for children and teens, concerts, workshops, and other programs including the Shape Note Society.



First Congregational Church (View)
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

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Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Other > Spiritual

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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