To bring in spring and celebrate the changing of the guard, Naropa University’s BEATS, in collaboration with the Student Union of Naropa and the BA Capstone Festival, will host an outdoor performance and festival event on May 4th. The performance portion, 2HOWL, will feature interpretations of works from the traditions of Naropa and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics: The Beats, Eco-Poetics (via community educator, activist, and Boulder native Jack Collom), and Somatic Poetics are included.
Panel Presentation at The Conference on Community Writing: Engaging Networks & Ecologies.
Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians will create, perform, educate and demonstrate, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the overall framework of peace and sustainability, which co-founder Michael Rothenberg stated, “…is a major concern worldwide and the guiding principle for this global event.”
All those involved are hoping, through their actions and events, to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue of the day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace and sustainability.
Boulder Weekly Presents
HOWL: An Allen Ginsberg Birthday Party Feat. Anne Waldman, Fast Speaking Music & Special Guests
Music by Von Disco, Black Market Translation
Appearances by Boulder Burlesque, Jessica Pearl Down, Megan Heise, Band of Toughs: A theatre collaboratory, Brice Maiurro, Eric Shoemaker, ellie swensson, Kristiane Kourtney Weeks-Rogers, Sade Laverne Moore, Sarah Richards Graba, Ale Whi, Joshua L Dale, Caroline Swanee Swanson...
Hosted by Beats - A Naropan Periodical, Naropa University, Poetry Is and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
~~~SACRED RITES/RIGHTS ~~~
Since ancient times women have gathered in community to tell stories, celebrate, heal, and connect. They enacted sacred rites to mark life passages and transitions, to mark the changes in the seasons, to heal, to remind and to manifest that which is needed for the good of the community.
Our work spans time and distance and connects us to each other. We offer our work into the collective conscious and affect change through doing so.
$8 for public, $5 for students ~ proceeds from reading go to benefit:
Bombay Gin, the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School, https://bombayginjournal.com/
& Women's Wilderness
Michelle Naka Pierce