June 7, 4:00-8:30 Kent, OH
This program will open sixteen days of commemorations across the North Coast, of the 50th Anniversary of the fire near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The Symposium will include poetry contributions from across the region, recognition of local environmental projects accomplished by community groups and individuals, and an evening lecture given my James White, former executive director of the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization when the Remedial Action Plan and Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Programs of the Cleveland Cuyahoga Port Authority. The Poetry Reading to celebrate Ohio’s Crooked River with selected poetry readings will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday Afternoon at the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University. The presentation titled “Legacy & Lessons from the Cuyahoga River will begin at 7pm at KSU’s Cene Lecture Hall.