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Reflections: How Does It Feel? (Long Beach)

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Reflections: How Does it Feel?, an intimate afternoon of poetry, storytelling, music and dance performances at the Billie Jean King Main Library in Long Beach, where we will explore our emotional connection to the River, nature and each other.

Reflections is a community art performance featuring poetry, music, storytelling and dance inspired by the LA River, climate change and ecology. This program is presented as a part of the California Creative Corps project and in partnership with the Long Beach Public Library with directorial support from Ann Wellman of Long Beach Community Theater.

We are calling it “Reflections” because our reflection is our connection. The LA River is both a metaphor and a literal indicator of our own health and self-awareness. What do you see when you look into the water? What do we find when we reflect upon our relationship with our environments, ourselves, and each other? We are excited to present pieces that explore the connections between the physical land and inner emotional landscapes.


Poetry by Nicelle Davis, Myrna Aguilar, Karo Ska, Heather Pease, Franceli Chapman, Carlos Ornelas, Audrey Harris and Amanee Izhaq

Storytelling by Vicki Juditz

Music by Jesse Soriano and Acoustic Librarian

Dance by Elizabeth Estrada, Liz Cartojano and Lauren Jose

Attendees will also receive a free copy of the Reflections zine, featuring 31 different local LA artists and writers.

This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Special thanks to the Arts Council for Long Beach for their support! Thank you to the Billie Jean King Library for their partnership!

ASL and language translation services are available upon request. Please contact nancywoowriter@gmail.com for accommodations.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! –Capacity is limited, reserve your space today!


Billie Jean King Library
200 West Broadway
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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(562) 570-7500
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