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Animation & Poetry for the Earth

A 2020 Vision for the

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, in conjunction with National Poetry Month, artist and animator Marilyn Zornado proposes to bring together animators, poets and musicians for two programs featuring of animated environmental films with live poetry readings.


The first event will take place on April 9, 2020 at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium and and the Roosevelt Hight School Auditorium for Earth Day, April 22, 2020. Both events start at 7pm.


Zornado is collaborating with poet Lynn Darroch to create an animation of a new poem. She has invited animators from the Pacific Northwest to create new works or screen existing works on the theme of the environment, and encourage collaboration with poets and environmentally-minded poetry. Zornado and Darroch will invite at least 4 other regional poets whose live readings and performances will be interspersed throughout the program.

Marilyn Zornado is the lead artist, program originator and curator. Former Senior Producer at Will Vinton Studios, Zornado teaches Motion Graphics at PNCA. Writer, broadcaster and performer Lynn Darroch is Zornado’s artistic collaborator and is coordinating the project’s poetry and music components.


Northwest Film Center is a community partner hosting the April 9th event.

From "Second Coming" by Joan C. Gratz

Animator/Artists creating original work:


Savanah Beckett

Rob Bekuhrs

Neil Cox

Devon Damonte

Joan C. Gratz

Laura Heit

Deanna Morse

Leisa RaFalo

Barbara Tetenbaum

Marilyn Zornado

More to be announced.