First Saturdays in The Gardens: LISTEN in the Gardens

August 6, 2011 10:00 am
August 6, 2011 2:00 pm
Fort Collins Nursery

The Gardens on Spring Creek will host LISTEN in The Gardens, Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Storytellers from Spellbinders® Oral Storytelling of Larimer County will recreate the age-old art of oral storytelling under the Greenroof Shelter in the Children’s Garden. Stories begin at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Readings by local authors and poets will be held under the Timberframe structure at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.

  • John Hafnor, author of Strange but True, Colorado, will read from his book at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Hafnor’s work has been featured on The History Channel.
  •  Poet Lisa Zimmerman will read her poetry at 12:00 p.m.  Ms. Zimmerman has published two poetry chapbooks as well as the full-length collections How the Garden Looks From Here, winner of the 2004 Violet Reed Haas Poetry Award, and The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press, 2008).
  • Author Charlie Malone will read at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Malone’s poetry and prose have appeared in fine publications including PhoebeHarpur PalatePermafrost, The Laurel Review, and Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac. He works on Wolverine Farm’s community-based Matterhorn, and Matter Journal.

Hungry listeners can grab a snack at the Cupcake Cruiser from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Free admission but a donation is appreciated. For more information, call 970-416-2486.

The Gardens are located at 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins.

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