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Poetry, the Natural World, the Climate Crisis, and Connection: A Reading and Workshop with Nadia Colburn, PhD.

Poets have long understood the connection between, in the words of Robert Frost, “inner and outer weather.” Today, as human activity is changing the climate and our earth at an unprecedented rate, poetry helps us find our grounding and gives us tools for greater connection, voice, and vision.

In this interactive reading and workshop, poet, teacher, and activist Nadia Colburn will read from her poetry book I Say the Sky and lead participants in meditations, prompts, and discussion around our own inner and outer weathers. How do we stay grounded in this time of crisis? How do we cultivate and nourish a vision of connection and belonging? And how can we find our own voice amidst both the clamoring noise of our public, busy world, and the many forces of silence around us?

Nadia will share her own poems and her personal journey behind them; she’ll also share her unique method of coupling mediation and writing so that participants can experience for themselves the power of listening and writing from a more integrated place. There will be time for writing and discussion, and we’ll explore ways to create bridges between poetry and environmental and social engagement.

The workshop is designed to be both restorative and energizing, and is appropriate for people with any level of writing and environmental experience. Take home resources to deepen your connection to poetry as well as new ways to get involved in environmental action.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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