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Plant Perspectives: A Reading and Discussion

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Beyond Baroque

681 Venice Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90291

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Writer, curator, and editor Janice Lee leads a multi-disciplinary reading and discussion on the knowledge gained from trees, and the importance of that knowledge to language and creativity. Featuring noted poet and homeopath Amanda Ackerman; herbalist and medicine-maker Saewon Oh; and farmer, chef, and poet Stephen Alton Lewis.

Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and most recently, The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She is Founder/Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Assistant Editor at Fanzine.

Amanda Ackerman is an essence practitioner, writer, and teacher living in Los Angeles. She graduated from CalArts with an MFA in creative writing. Her first book, The Book of Feral Flora, was released in 2016. She weaves her literary background into intuitive readings, and her practice will often deeply examine and explore the stories we carry psychically and energetically.

Saewon Oh is an herbalist and friend of the flora who attended the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and the Gaia School of Healing. Her work engages healing dialogues with nature, our bodies, and the environment. She offers herbal consultations, teaches workshops, and is also the founder of Sun Song, a line of herbal teas, potions, and locally made flower essences.

Stephen Alton Lewis is a farmer, chef, and poet based in Venice, California.

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