CHRIS OLANDER, Poet/Teacher with Calif. Poets in Schools (Cal-Poets) since 1984, has taught poetry writing and competitive recitation in elementary and high schools, colleges, institutions, festivals, conferences, and privately throughout N. Cal. Washington, Hawaii and beyond. He has published 4 chapbooks; 4 CD's of his spoken poetry; 4 CD's with musical accompaniment with various musicians, and "River Light" a book of poetry, 2017. He blends performance techniques with spoken word to create an action art poetry: musical image phrasing to dramatize relative experiences--a poetry arising from oral and bardic traditions: a sound poet exploring feelings, ideas, and meanings in rhythm patterns.
10:30-11:30 – Breakout Session #1, Creativity