Lone Glen is thrilled to present Seedstarters: An Evening of Readings and Propagations, guest curated by poet Genine Lentine. Join us to celebrate Bidisha Banerjee, Emilie Lygren, and Lauren Shufran, who will be reading new writing and works-in-progress. $5-10 donations will be taken at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to collaboration and community, now in its seventh year. Usually based in Oakland, we are happy to return to our birthplace in San Francisco for this special event.
About these seedstarting writers and artists:
Bidisha Banerjee is a sustainability innovator, embodied leadership coach, and author of Superhuman River: A Biography of the Ganga. It's a multi-strand narrative about following the river over eight years from source to sea in an attempt to reconcile science and spirituality--or, at least, spot the elusive Ganges river dolphin. It's due out from Aleph Books in New Delhi in 2018. Many thanks to loved ones, the Middlebury Environmental Journalism Fellowship, Triple Canopy, Hedgebrook, the Mesa Refuge, the Yerba Buena Arts Center's Future Soul Think Tank, and Yale's Tropical Resources Institute for supporting this work. Make a journaling date with her on Instagram @bidishaban, Twitter @bidishabanerjee, and LinkedIn.
Emilie Lygren is an educator, curriculum designer, and poet who delights in shaping learning experiences that connect people to one another and their surroundings. She is the co-author of several pieces of curriculum and books, including The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling and the forthcoming Nature Journal Teacher's Guide. Her poems have been published in journals such as Askew, The English Leadership Quarterly, and The New South. Her writing practice and daily interactions are rooted in attention and curiosity.
Lauren Shufran is a poet and the Lead Writer for Zoho Academy. Prior to working in software, she received a PhD in early modern British literature from UC Santa Cruz. Her book Inter Arma won the Motherwell Prize from Fence Books and was published in 2013. Since then, she’s been working on a translation of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass—a project she began as a Lambda Literary Fellow. She’s also recently been musing on two of her favorite things on Instagram, @shakespeare_and_mindfulness.
About the curator:
Genine Lentine is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model, and the chapbooks, Archaeopteryx; Found Dharma Talks, and Mr. Worthington's Beautiful Experiments on Splashes. She is co-author with Stanley Kunitz and photographer, Marnie Crawford Samuelson, of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also tends a meadow.
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.
RSVP appreciated but not required.