THE OUTDOORS: Grad students to read fiction, poetry on Wyatt Deck
June 8, 2012
In celebration of their advanced degrees, graduate students plan to read their works of fiction and poetry in program on the Wyatt Deck next week.
The Graduate Creative Writing Spring Symposium, sponsored by the arboretum and the Department of English, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 13). Admission is free and open to the public.
The participants: Nora Bergamino, Ryan Croken, Katie Dillard, Nick Falgout, Jon Ford, Julia Halprin Jackson, Evan Jones, Kitty Liang, Alex Russell, David Semonchik, Marissa Tinloy and Greg Wlasiuk.
MORE AT THE ARBORETUM
Folk Music Jam Session — Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes — you name it! — and join your fellow musicians during the lunch hour for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer and other world music. All skill levels welcome. Listeners, too! Noon-1 p.m. Friday, June 22, and July 6 and 20. Wyatt Deck.
Walk With Warren — Warren Roberts, the arboretum's superintendent emeritus, invites you to join him to see the demonstration flower gardens in bloom. Noon Wednesday, June 13, gazebo.
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble: Henry V — The ensemble looks at this classic in a whole new way, presenting the war epic with a small cast in an intimate setting. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14-July 1, gazebo. Read more.
Cross-Pollination: Art-Nature Workshop — A hands-on program, open to all ages, exploring the relationship between creativity and the natural world. Participants will collect natural materials in the Shields Oak Grove, then "make art and discover what happens when we encourage cross-pollination between art and nature." Presented by the arboretum and the Davis Art Center. More information is available online. 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, July 15, gazebo.
Tired of Mowing Your Lawn? — Save water, energy and money with a sustainable home landscape. A "how-to" program on converting from lawn to low-water, low-maintenance, beautiful plantings. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, Nature's Gallery Court (Garrod Drive, just east of the Storer Garden).
All programs are open to the public, and all are free except Henry V. More information on arboretum events: (530) 752-4880 or arboretum.ucdavis.edu (for directions, click on “Plan Your Visit”).
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