Islands & Rivers: Poetry and the Art of the Possible in the Age of Climate Change, NYC, May 17–18, 2023

May 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm May 18, 2023 @ 5:30 pm EDT

Islands and Rivers is a two-day series of gatherings, performances, screenings and workshops. The aim of the series is to bring an environmental justice framework to creative, humanistic practices; and to conversely bring creative, humanistic practices to bear on environmental justice work.

It is a collaborative presentation, organized and sponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the Center for Humanities at the CUNY Center, Casa de las Americas at LaGuardia Community College, and Engaging the Senses Foundation.

Event is FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, May 17, 4PM – 7:30PM
at CUNY Graduate Center, in the Skylight Room (9100)
365 Fifth Ave, NYC

Highlighted Session on May 17: 6:30pm, Poetry Archipelagoes: Islands, Climate Change, and the Poetic Imagination
with Patricia Spears Jones, Kealoha, Mariposa Fernandez, Emily Lee Luan and Rosamond S. King (these Poets are featured in the image below!)

View full schedule, more information + register for Day 1, May 17

Thursday, May 18th, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
at LaGuardia Community College, Little Theater
31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Highlighted Session on May 18: 3pm, Kealoha will present a brief excerpt from The Story of Everything film, make connections and draw insights from the poetry and storytelling workshops earlier in the day, and kick off an open mic poetry reading with participants.

View event trailer below:

View full schedule, more information + register for Day 2, May 18