Fostering a reverence for language, nature, and imagination
through a series of online gatherings
The Green Room has gone virtual, global, and LIVE!
Beginning in April 2021, the Merwin Conservancy will present a virtual reprisal of The Green Room, our arts and ecology salon series that has brought major literary and visionary talent to Hawai‘i in support of the Conservancy’s nonprofit mission.
This beloved series went on hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid crisis, and has been reimagined as “The Green Room LIVE,” a free, monthly online event series, supported in part by a grant from the Atherton Family Foundation and underwritten by a group of Green Room Patrons. Registration for all three Spring events, which will be streamed live using the platform Crowdcast, is now open. To learn more about becoming a Green Room Patron, click here.
This Spring 2021 series explored the connections between poetry and place, and included presentations from poets and writers from around the world. All registrants received a 10% discount code to purchase our presenters’ books at da Shop: books + curiosities, one of our favorite local booksellers in Hawai‘i.
Please stay tuned for our announcement of a Fall 2021 series of the Green Room LIVE.
The Spring 2021 Green Room LIVE virtual series included:
Joy Harjo and Indigenous Pacific Islander Poets Featured in When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through
Wednesday, April 21st, 3:00PM Hawai‘i
A celebration of National Poetry Month with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, editor of native nation anthology When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (W.W. Norton, 2020). Participating poets include ʻĪmaikalani Kalahele, Dan Talaupapa McMullin, Mahealani Perez-Wendt, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Craig Santos Perez, Lehua M. Taitano, and No‘u Revilla.
Saturday, May 29th, 2:00PM Hawai‘i
Poet Jericho Brown reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) as well as other work, and discusses the role of a person’s “place” in poetry making.
Ross Gay & Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation
Saturday, June 26th, 2:00PM Hawai‘i
These two award-winning poets and writers join us for readings and conversation about place, poetry, and the wonders of the natural world.
The Green Room LIVE virtual series is made possible by:
Atherton Family Foundation
Green Room Patrons
da Shop: books & curiosities
Maui Tea Farm