This four-hour live celebration of our winged friends (both in-person and online) will feature bird poetry, bird stories, bird art, bird photography, and bird sounds from local writers, artists, naturalists and bird enthusiasts.
Confirmed presenters include: Berkeley’ Poet Laureate Rafael Gonzalez, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, poet and peace activist Brenda Hillman, Side Chick Nation author Aya de Leon, Woman and Nature author Susan Griffin, California Indian bird artist Meyo Marrufo (Eastern Pomo from Clear Lake Basin), Heyday Field Atlas Artist Obi Kaufmann, poet & performer Noor Al-Samarrai, Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s resident storyteller Ryan Nakano, the Nature Sounds Society, and more. We’ll also stream images of bird art by children from around the world created for the River of Words international children’s nature art competition.
Join us in person or online via Zoom . This program runs from noon until 4 p.m.
Live: Drop in for 15 minutes or stay for the whole afternoon! There will be 40 socially distanced seats available in the second-floor Tamalpais Room. First come, first served; advance registration is not required. If the event is full when you arrive, seats are likely to open up soon. Please sign the waiting list at the festival information table in the lobby.
This is an indoor event. Masks plus proof of either vaccination or a recent negative Covid test are required.