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Sunday, September 20 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Words Have Power, How to Flow Like Water: A Collective Poetry Experience

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Beginning with a live poetry reading and discussion, Olivia will share her creative process, connection to water, and art. After this portion, participants will be led through a powerful collective poetry experience where the group will all make a poem based on the theme of water. The aim is to encourage collaboration and appreciation of individuals' lived experiences. There is simultaneously an effort to join voices in a collective rhythm and flow. Learning how to convey nature experiences through poetry is a skill that can be used after many adventures and for a lifetime of documenting memories, feelings, and experiences. This process will ignite our collective imagination and exemplify the power of collaboration.

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Olivia VanDamme

Olivia (she/her/hers) is a Latinx surfer, climber, backpacker and lover of nature who resides on Ohlone Land. She has a BA in Geography and has worked in environmental education for 5 years for many Bay Area non-profits. She is also a musician, a published poet and just co-edited... Read More →

Sunday September 20, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Room 2 Zoom