Stories in Bloom

Each Bloom Tells a Story

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Join us in the Ballroom for Stories in Bloom, an event series that explores the art of storytelling. Guest performers reflect on the winter garden and the stories we celebrate this season through oral traditions, poetry, short stories, and flower arranging.

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The Dream of a King

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Diane Ferlatte

Grammy-nominated storyteller Diane Ferlatte, accompanied by musician Erik Pearson, presents a youth and family-oriented performance that features stories and songs honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

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Poetry That Blooms

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Kim Shuck and Adrian Arias

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Former San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and artist and activist Adrian Arias collaborate on an hour of visual poetry, merging Shuck's spoken word with Arias’s bold flower paintings. 

Programs are free with Filoli admission; reservation required due to limited space.

Romance in the Garden

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Flash Fiction Forum

On Valentine's Day weekend, members of the Flash Fiction Forum share short stories inspired by love, relationships, and Filoli's Garden.

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Telling a Story with Flowers

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Teresa Sabankaya

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Teresa Sabankaya, a floral designer and author of The Posy Book, creates a floral arrangement on stage as she shares the meaning behind the flowers being used in her demonstration.

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