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An Afternoon with California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia

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Date(s) - 06/17/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Angels Camp Museum Carriage House


An Afternoon with Dana Gioia is the poet’s Calaveras County appearance on his 58-county tour during his tenure as State Poet Laureate. In his position, Gioia performs public readings throughout the state and brings poetry to students who might not otherwise be exposed to it. He is noted for creating the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest for high school students and launching a project to collect writings from returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families.
This event will also be the occasion for Manzanita Writers Press to launch its new print anthology, Out of the Fire, and the books will be available for purchase. Contributors to this collection will be present to share their work. Photographers and artists featured in the publication will have prints available for sale
Included is a wine and hors d’oeuvres no-host reception. This event is FREE to the public, but donations will be greatly appreciated at the door to cover costs and fund other Manzanita projects.