Cibolo Songs and Stories Concert Series: Poetry Night
Back in the year 2000, the Cibolo Nature Center began an outdoor concert series called Songs and Stories, which evolved into the popular Moondances at the nature center in Boerne. This year the theme of Songs and Stories will be revived at the Herff Farm at 33 Herff Road, with four different entertaining events designed to inspire conservation of the Texas Hill Country. Sponsored by the Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust, events will begin at sundown in the Herff Farm’s Will Smith Amphitheater and historic barn, presenting local talent.
- Naomi Shihab Nye is a longtime friend of the Cibolo Nature Center and the Boerne Public Library, Brent’s Rocket, and Boerne local schools. On faculty at Texas State University, she has written or edited around 35 books and contributed to hundreds. Naomi and her husband, documentarian Michael Nye, live in downtown San Antonio.
- Happiest on a tractor named Mabel, Lucy Griffith lives on a ranch beside the Guadalupe River near Comfort, Texas. As a retired psychologist and rancher, she explored the imagined life of the Burro Lady of Far West Texas in her debut poetry book. We Make a Tiny Herd was published by Main Street Rag as a finalist in their poetry book contest and has gone on to win the Wrangler Prize for Poetry as well as the Willa Literary Award for Poetry. Lucy received the Returning Contributor Bread Loaf Scholarship in Poetry. Wingbeat Atlas, poems and images of our citizens of the sky, has just been released by FlowerSong Press.
- Suzanne Ohlmann is a writer and registered nurse. Her first book, Shadow Migration, came out March 1, 2022. Her essays have been published by Texas Monthly, Intima: The Journal of Narrative Medicine, and Longreads. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, son, and an assortment of rescued pets.
Evenings will be full of fun as well encouragement for us all do what we can to conserve the natural wonder of the Hill Country, “the Sweet Spot of Texas”.
Grab your lawn chairs, coolers, and picnic, and head on over to the Herff Farm for some music and fun at the community’s historic farm!