April 22, 2023
12 - 2 pm
Surfside Community Center
9301 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
Surfside Salve | Earth Day Plastic Poetry Demo
Project by Kelly Hitzing | Presented in partnership with the Town of Surfside and Free Plastics
Join Free Plastic for a recycling demo on Earth Day!
Surfside Salve is a series of community writing
workshops that provide residents a creative tool for processing loss
and expressing hope. The all-ages, multicultural, trauma-informed
workshops are hosted at the Surfside Community Center by O, Miami and an
art therapist. Selected poems are then created out of recycled plastics
then installed on-site for residents and visitors to feel comfort and
hope as they encounter poetry in their daily lives.
Plastic Poetry combines a virtual workshop about recycling plastic with a poetry workshop from O, Miami, as well as a beach cleanup where the collected plastic pollution will be recycled into 5-inch-tall letters to create plastic poems to be
installed on the facades of the Miami-Dade County buildings.