Saturday, October 6 (4 p.m.)
Peoples Church
941 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL  60640

“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” features music, poetry, and readings from sacred texts—on the themes of harvest, thanksgiving, and autumn.


Margaret Shaklee reads "Winter Meditation" by Denise Levertov and “May the Glory of the Passing Away of Autumn” by Barbara Pescan

Allan Johnston reads his poems “Potato Farming Near George, Washington, 1975,” “Hay House,” “Harvest,” “Piers” and “Radishes”

Reverend Jacki Belile reads “The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity” by Walter Brueggeman and “The Head of the Year” by Marge Piercy

Reverend Jean Darling reads a text

Sharon Hyson reads a text

Patti Nakai makes a short Buddhist commentary on the harvest theme and reads a selection from the Dhammapada ("Sayings of the Buddha").

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Seth Fisher reads “Thoreau on Autumn”

A musical ensemble performs “Autumn Leaves,” “We Gather Together,” and several songs -- with Saalik Ziyad (vocals), Joe Vajarsky (tenor saxophone), Dan Godston (trumpet) & Anthony Poretti (drums)

“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” is part of an ongoing series of events that is thematically arranged around each of the four seasons. This Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event is co-sponsored by the Peoples Church, Treasures of Uptown, and the Borderbend Arts Collective.

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