Free poetry reading and music at UCSC's Alan Chadwick Garden June 23

The historic Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz will ring out with poetry and music on Sunday, June 23, from 12 noon until 2 p.m., when a bevy of award-winning poets will read their work. Richard Somers will add his mandolin talents to the mix at this free public event.

Featured poets this year are Beth Benjamin, Michael Hannon, Danusha Laméris, Stephen Meadows, Zachiah Murray and Lee Perron.

The Chadwick Garden Anthology of Poets, with works from thirty of the poets who have read at this annual gathering, will be available at Sunday’s event.

The main entrance to the Alan Chadwick Garden is located on McLaughlin Drive adjacent to Merrill College, where free parking will be available in the Merrill College parking lot.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, and the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. For more information or questions about access, call (831) 459-3240, email, or see