Date(s) - August 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5501 Tacony St, Philadelphia, PA, 19137
Swim Pony PA is having a special TrailOff walk-in of the story Conversations by Jacob Camacho and Trinity Norwood on the K&T Trail #OnTheCircuit by the banks of the Delaware. Diving into themes of ancestry, colonialism and race, Conversations imagines discussions that arise with the indigenous Nanticoke’ Lenni-Lenape people of past, present and future. The water of the Delaware River brings age-old questions to the surface: beckoning listeners to question, be aware of, and learn about the land they move through.
Walk the story at your own pace and when you return, check out books and zines for all ages that are relevant to the Tacony and Wissinoming neighborhoods, the history of the Trail and the Delaware River, and Indigenous people. Be sure to stick around for the 5:30 pm author chat with Jacob and Trinity to talk about the story and how it was created.
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Location: Frankford Boat Launch: 5501 Tacony St. (behind Dietz and Watson)
- Snacks will be provided for all.
- Recommended to bring your own headphones, if you have them.
- The app is available for Android and iPhone
- The walk is 2.1 mile trip that takes about 50 minutes
Bring headphones and a charged smartphone, with the app and story Conversations downloaded. We’ll provide bug spray, snacks, water, and a unique walking experience. More info on preparing for TrailOff on the K&T Trail here!
4 – 4:30 PM, Arrive and listen at your own pace with TrailOff
Conversations leads you from Frankford Boat Launch to Lardner’s Point Park and back. 2.1 mile trip, about 50 minutes.
When you get back, relax in the shade at the Reading & Resources Tent
Check out books and zines for all ages that are relevant to the Tacony and Wissinoming neighborhoods, the history of the Trail and the Delaware River, and Indigenous people.
5:30 PM, Informal Author Chat with Jacob Camacho and Trinity Norwood
Discuss the content of the story and how it was created with the co-authors.
About the co-authors: Born and raised in Guåhan, Islan Marianas, Jacob Camacho is a CHamoru writer, educator, and activist and much of the story is influenced by his encounter with indigenous folks in America. Trinity Norwood is a writer, advocate for indigenous peoples and citizen of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation of New Jersey.
Free on-site parking, accessible to the 56 and 84 bus routes
The K&T Trail is paved and wheelchair accessible
Family friendly event, geared towards teens and adults.
Dogs or kids in a stroller could easily come along for the ride, but the app is not designed to work for running or bicycling
TrailOff was created by Swim Pony in partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Special thanks to the Tacony Free Library of Philadelphia for supporting the Reading & Resources Tent.
Learn more about TrailOff: https://trailoffquicklook.com/