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Water Radio: Reading Camp was a monthly series of communal reading of poetic and lyrical texts during group kayak excursions. Unlike a traditional book club, the Reading Camp does not require homework. During each group poetry reading, we cast off the isolation of this ordinary activity. What happens when we read poetry aloud to/with/for other people, but also to an audience of the land and the sea? How do the mangroves respond to human authors? What kind of poetry does the ocean enjoy?
Six Reading Camp sessions were scheduled in collaboration with O, Miami Poetry Festival:
2019: October 2, November 6, December 4
2020: January 8, February 5, March 4
Reserve your spot for one or more of the sessions at:
Please email to inquire about sliding scale pricing.
Each Reading Camp gathering features 3-4 poems and a gentle kayak paddle on Biscayne Bay. Weather permitting, Reading Camp will conclude with a campfire and s’mores. Each participant will also go home with a copy of the reading.
Read about the inspiration for Reading Camp here: https://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6900&context=lkcsb_research
The events takes place on the homeland of Tequesta, Miccosukee, and Seminole people. Learn more about current issues and actions to protect the watershed here: https://www.lovetheeverglades.org/ A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for Reading Camp will be donated to Love the Everglades.