Toxic Farming or Sacred Farming: Listening to the Land
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Toxic Farming or Sacred Farming: Listening to the Land

Sponsors: Rollins College Center for Lifelong Learning and Nomadic Devotion Books
When: Wednesday May 10th at 7 P.M.
Where: The Faculty Club on the campus of Rollins College
Who: Dale Finley Slongwhite and Paul W. Jacob
Cost: Free
Other: Various Books and "Earth Story Posters" will be for sale at the event

Dale Finley Slongwhite is the author of Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food (University of Florida Press), which takes an in-depth look at the history of toxic farming methods used in central Florida, as well as the land and people these poisonous methods affected.

Paul Jacob (Jake) is a writer, RCLL Instructor, Retreat Facilitator and Organic Farmworker who will be doing a reading and presenting a visual presentation on "Sacred Farming and Listening to the Land."

Come out and enjoy this free ecological community learning experience!

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Acoustic Harvest
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Acoustic Harvest

  • Bush Auditorium, Rollins College (map)
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RCLL and Nomadic Devotion Books invite you to attend Acoustic Harvest, an evening with classical guitarist Jacqueline Henry-Ross and writer, poet, and RCLL instructor, Paul W. Jacob.  The performance will take place on Thursday November 3rd at 7 P.M. at the Bush Auditorium on the campus of Rollins College.  This unique combination of music and readings will transport the audience to various seasonal locations throughout North America.  Paul W. Jacob's new book, Nomadic Devotion, will premiere the night of the performance.  This is the first time that he will read these pieces in public.

*There is a suggested donation of $5 - $10, as a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Harbor House of Central Florida.  However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Ultimately, this night is a celebration of art, place, and community.  So, let's share our harvest with those who need it. 

** Nomadic Devotion Books will also be donating 20% of all book sales on this night to Harbor House of Central Florida.  As a small, conscious indie press, we want to aid the marginalized and displaced people in our area.

Jacqueline Henry-Ross is a classical guitarist who lives in Northern California. She started to play the guitar at the age of nine and studied intensely under the tutelage of David Grimes, ultimately graduating with a Bachelors of Music Degree from California State University at Fullerton. Her most profound musical memories include having taken Master Classes with the world renowned classical guitarist Maestro Andrés Segovia.  In addition, she and her twin sister Patricia Turner were chosen to perform as a duo for Andrés Segovia at a benefit concert in his honor at the “Coconut Grove” in Los Angeles along with the Brazilian guitarist, Larindo Almeida. As a duo, Jacqueline and her sister have performed throughout Oregon, California and Mexico. Jacqueline has also performed live on the famous Hispanic television show Sábado Gigante.

Paul W. Jacob is a writer, poet, teacher, and contemplative guide.  He facilitates spiritual retreats at centers of consciousness across the United States.  Jacob was also the Co-Founder and Publishing Director of the culturally influential Modern Nomad magazine.  He has had numerous spiritual essays, travel narratives, and poems published in literary journals and cultural magazines.  He also collaborated with the late great jazz pianist Eddie Higgins on the poetry and jazz album, Miami Session.  Jacob has been a featured guest on several regional NPR programs and college radio shows, where he talks about the poetics of place, contemplative living, and transformational travel. 

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Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Jake Kaida on The Vicarious Traveler Radio Show

  • The Vicarious Traveler Radio Show, Point Reyes, CA (map)
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Author Jake Kaida will be interviewed on The Vicarious Traveler radio program on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Tune in to 90.5 FM Point Reyes Station in Point Reyes, California, to hear about his travels and his new book, Blue Collar Nomad: The Literary Reflections of a Grassroots Pilgrim.

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Jake and Matthew on The Jefferson Exchange Radio Show

  • Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland, Oregon (map)
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Author Jake Kaida and pianist Matthew Tavis Johnson will be interviewed on The Jefferson Exchange Radio Program on Monday, October 13th, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Tune in to Jefferson Public Radio at 90.1 FM in Ashland, Oregon, to hear about their Blue Collar Nomad artistic collaboration.

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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jake Kaida at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY

Jake Kaida will read poems and stories from his upcoming book, Blue Collar Nomad. This is one of several pre-publication readings that the author is doing in order to promote this upcoming release and create grassroots community for Nomadic Devotion Books.

He will have a limited edition chapbook and broadside for sale at the event.

The reading will take place on Thursday, July 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm at Buffalo Street Books located at 215 N Cayuga St in Ithaca, New York.

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