Birding with Poet Chuck Stebelton and Friends

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8:30 am-10 am

Chuck Stebelton, left, with fellow poet and birdwatcher Nathaniel Tarn

September 10 with Chuck Stebelton & Renato Umali, 8:30 am-10 am
October 1 with Chuck Stebelton & Portia Cobb, 8:30 am-10 am

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Poet/birder Chuck Stebelton returns to Lynden for fall bird walks, and he's brought friends! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

Chuck Stebelton is author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in Lynden's residency program.

On September 10, Stebelton's guest is Renato Umali, an artist, musician and educator. Umali composed the score for artist Cecelia Condit's recent two-channel video installation at Lynden, Tales of a Future Past.

On October 1, Stebelton is joined by filmmaker Portia Cobb, a current Lynden artist-in-residence, whose conceptual work, Rooted: The Storied Land, Memory, and Belonging, draws on her South Carolina roots to respond to and extend the narrative first created by Fo Wilson when she imagined a 19th-century enslaved woman and what she might collect in her living quarters.

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