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Celebration: A Sensuous Earth Day Stroll & Poetry Affair: Cool Down at the Wild Side West!

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT



Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens invite you to their 3rd annual Ecosex Earth Day celebration. Step into a world where nature’s allure meets poetic expression.

Embark on a journey through Holly Park, guided by the enchanting duo of Stephens and Sprinkle, along with their nature-loving companions. Leave behind the digital realm and immerse yourself in the tactile pleasures of our earthy escapade. Throughout this sensorial adventure, indulge your senses in sumptuous scents, captivating sights, and the melodious symphony of nature’s whispers. As we tread lightly upon the earth, we will serenade our beloved planet with verses that paint her as our cherished lover. Join us for a celebration of the sensual and the ecological, where poetry intertwines with the pulse of the Earth itself.

This eco-erotic poetry walk is inspired by the Earth—for the Earth.

Presented with the E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF (ELSF). This org builds community by creating collaborative, multidisciplinary art projects that re-envision the Earth, all of its beings, and environmental activism with fresh eyes. ELSF expands prevailing notions of environmental art, challenges the mainstream’s binary concepts of gender, sexuality and race, and incorporates inclusive, diverse and imaginative possibilities for sustainable living. Their projects promote love, tolerance, sustainability and peace.

Stephens and Sprinkle have been creating multimedia projects together for 21 years, about love, environmental issues and the sensual pleasures of the natural world. Stephens has been a professor at University of California Santa Cruz for 29 years. Sprinkle was a sex worker turned performance artist. The duo make films, produce symposiums, create theater and performance art. Their Ecosex Manifesto launched the Ecosex Movement. They are currently making a film about fire for which they were awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2021. Their book, Assuming the Ecosexual Position—the Earth as Lover (University of Minnesota Press) chronicles their epic love story and art/life adventures.

Attendees of the event will receive complimentary copies of Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth As Lover, courtesy of SFPL. Copies will be distributed before (please arrive early) and after the event. Additionally, following the stroll, the book giveaway will continue at the Wild Side West garden, accompanied by a book signing. While supplies last.


Sprinkle & Stephens Collaboration – Website | Earth Lab SF – Website

Beth Stephens – Twitter | Beth Stephens – Instagram

Annie Sprinkle – Twitter | Annie Sprinkle – Instagram


April 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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San Francisco Public Library
E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF


Bernal Heights Branch Public Library
500 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco, 94110
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