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Stories in Bloom

Each Bloom Tells a Story

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.

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

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Poetry That Blooms

Sunday, January 30 | 2pm - 3pm

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. 

Romance in the Garden

Sunday, February 13 | 1pm - 2pm

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 | 2pm - 3pm

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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