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Poetry reading this Saturday at Plumas Arts

Plumas Arts is excited to announce a special poetry reading in its gallery in downtown Quincy on Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. with a reading by Lassen County poet Dianna Henning and El Dorado County Poet Laureate Lara Gularte.

Dianna MacKinnon Henning has taught through California Poets in the Schools, received several California Arts Council grants and taught poetry workshops through the William James Associations Prison Arts Program, including Folsom Prison. She currently runs the Thompson Peak Writers’ Workshop, for which she is also the founder. This workshop has been in operation for 27 years. She has participated in Poetry Out Loud” for Lassen County in California and is currently working on a new manuscript entitled Rucksacks for the Leaf Cat.”  Dianna says that “Poetry is voice celebrating spirit.”

 Lara Gularte is El Dorado County’s Poet Laureate for 2021-2023. Her book of poetry, Fourth World Woman was published by Finishing Line Press.” Kissing the Bee, her book about her California Portuguese pioneer ancestors, was published by The Bitter Oleander Press in 2018. Gularte earned an MFA degree from San Jose State University where she served as a poetry editor for Reed Magazine, and received the Anne Lillis Award for Creative Writing, along with several Phelan Awards. Nominated for some pushcart prizes, her work can be found in national and international journals and anthologies. She is affiliated with the Cigarros Colloquium: Azoreans Diaspora Writers  at the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI) through California State University-Fresno.In her quest to give people voice through the written word for free expression and empowerment, she is a teaching artist of creative writing at Mule Creek State Prison, and leads the workshops Writing Our Words and Circle of Women Writers in El Dorado County, California.

The poetry reading will be held at the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St in Quincy.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the reading is set to begin shortly after. Please note that attendees will only be able to enter in-between poems after it starts, to allow for an immersive experience and to minimize interruptions.  Admission is $3 per person, with cash being preferred, but credit is an option. Coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

For more information about this event, please call (530) 283-3402 or visit www.plumasarts.org. All proceeds from the Poetry Reading go to benefit Plumas Arts, the countys most active and resourceful cultural organization with a diversity of programs that serve our area with arts education programs, gallery of resident artists work as well as producing and co-producing many of the performances and cultural events across the county and providing information and support for artists and events across the county.

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