We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

We Say Our Own Names: West Coast Poets of Color

What does it mean to celebrate the West Coast as a writer of color? How can we use our voices to challenge definitions and popular assumptions of the West? This evening features four West Coast to Western PA poets reading from their recent releases, followed by a brief Q&A conversation. Featuring Sara Borjas, Malcolm Friend, Chiwan Choi, & Rocio Carlos.

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2019 Sierra Poetry Festival
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Sierra Poetry Festival

Nevada County Arts Council will present its 3rd Annual Sierra Poetry Festival on April 27, 2019 at Sierra College in Grass Valley, attended by some of our most exciting local, national and international poets and performers. Early bird registration will open in January 2019, while opportunities to join our family of benefactors are now available.


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Watchale!
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Watchale!

Watchale  blends student and professional writers in a workshop space to encourage the development of writing. Our professional & student team aims to create an alternative narrative of our literary community.

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AWP Panel: Against Witness: Developing Accountability & Participation in Poetry
Mar
29
4:30 PM16:30

AWP Panel: Against Witness: Developing Accountability & Participation in Poetry

Panelist alongside F. Douglas Brown, Angel Garcia, Julia Bouwsma & Mia Malhotra

Definitions of “poetry of witness” are shifting as poets seek to defy the inherent passivity of the term “witness.” Increasingly, poets are interrogating the safety afforded by time and distance, engaging legacies of trauma, including those they have inherited or been proxy to, in order to confront the past and their own participation. Four poets discuss and confront the methods we use to bridge the selectivity and compartmentalization of human memory in poetry. To “witness” is no longer enough.


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AWP Panel: The Ice Worker Still Sings: 20th anniversary of a classic text
Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

AWP Panel: The Ice Worker Still Sings: 20th anniversary of a classic text

Panelist alongside Steven Sanchez, Paul Lopez, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes & Sarah A. Chavez

Of Andrés Montoya’s book, noted poet-critic Rigoberto González wrote, in 2008: “[I]n this generation, the ice worker sings should be known as the finest book of poetry to come out of our community.” 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this classic text, winner of an American Book Award after the poet’s death, and recently re-issued. Five published Latinx poets, none of whom knew Montoya personally, discuss what this seminal book of poetry has meant to their work and their artistic sensibilities.

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