Gratitude is an inherent quality in our lives that we can always access. That is the basis for The Nature of Gratitude, an ongoing series of community gatherings exploring diverse aspects of gratitude through live music, spoken word, photography and art. The ensemble program was co-founded by authors Tom Titus and Eric Alan in 2015, and has become an annual regional tradition that’s been performed in cities across the Pacific Northwest.
For this gathering, the gratitude theme is “Passages.” Live music from vocalist Halie Loren and guitarist Don Latarski will be woven with and around spoken word contributions from authors Tom Titus and Melissa Hart, performance poet Jorah LaFleur, poet and novelist Charles Goodrich, and words and images from author and photographer Eric Alan. They will be joined briefly by a representative from Stone Soup, a community organization that provides meals to those in need.
Co-sponsored by Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word.
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