Poetry & Honey – upcoming event!

BOSTON-AREA FRIENDS:

On Friday Aug 19th at 7pm I’ll be reading poems at Follow The Honey (1132 Mass Ave) in Cambridge, MA. Stick around after for a wine tasting with Proud Pour!

Here’s the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/319270138414558

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The event is free. I’m making a whole bunch of handmade poetry chapbooks that will be for sale in exchange for any donation — all funds will help me attend the UN climate talks in Morocco this November as a youth delegate with SustainUS.

More updates to come! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Here’s the full event description:

 

Poetry and honey together (and perhaps a spot of wine)?!?! OH YES.

Kick off National Honey Day events with a poetry reading by Devi Lockwood at Follow the Honey in Cambridge, MA. Stick around after for a wine tasting with Proud Pour.

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Devi Lockwood is a poet / touring cyclist / storyteller from Boston. For the last two years she has been traveling the world by bicycle and by boat to collect 1,001 stories from people she meets about water and climate change.

Her journey began with the September 21, 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC. To date she has collected over 500 stories (audio recordings) in the USA, Fiji, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Qatar. She is working to create a map on a website where you can click on a point and listen to a story someone has told her from that place.

Devi’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Bicycling Magazine, Storyscape, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere — for a full publication list, see: devi-lockwood.com/read-listen.

Devi is currently based in New Hampshire and will attend the November 2016 COP22 UN climate talks in Morocco as a youth delegate for SustainUS.

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The reading is free. Handmade poetry chapbooks will be for sale at the event, with some old poems and some recent poems from the journey. Price is a sliding scale — whatever you can afford! Bring cash / spare change.

All funds raised will help Devi attend COP22, the UN climate talks in Morocco.

At the end of the event, Brian Thurber, the founder of Proud Pour, will be sampling his wine.

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Proud Pour pairs high-quality wines with local environmental restoration. Proud Pour’s Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 wild oysters per bottle. Delicious + sustainable.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

website: devi-lockwood.com
blog: onebikeoneyear.wordpress.com

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Beekeeping is Where It’s At

Not gonna lie, this out-of-the-blue email from Kaat Byrd made my day:

“Hi Devi!

Hello from New York, USA! Can I just say that I think what you are doing is AWESOME-SAUCE!!? I’m a 21 year old traveling beekeeper myself, I’ve been chasing after bees and their keepers the past three years. I’ve been mostly hitch-hiking, using rideshares, buses, trains, and what not. Now I’m trying out the bike touring thing, I’ve got the bike nearly ready and I’m hoping to head south in a week or so (once i figure out where my 40lb pup goes)! I really love how independent the bike makes you.

I’ve been lurking on your blog for a while now and am so excited for you, hopping cargo ships and really getting around without airplanes! I would love to do the same. I just may have to strap a cardboard sign behind my bike that says “Tell me a story about bees”…

I’m excited and rambling. Keep on being the superstar that you are! You are an inspiration and here’s a virtual *high-five* for you!

Yrs,
Kaat”

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BEES R SO COOL. KAAT IS SO COOL.

Everyone go pop on over to Kaat’s blog (http://rootflux.com/) and show her a little love.

Here’s to the traveling sisterhood of women
doing bad-ass, environmentally aware things.

Kaat, I’m so glad that you reached out!

http://rootflux.com/