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Made in the Foothills Writers Series presents a night with BZ Smith and Peggy Reza

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Date(s) - 03/02/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia College Dogwood Theater


The Made in the Foothills Writers Series is committed to highlighting the works of distinguished writers and artists to feature the Foothill’s diverse voices. The series showcases poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by local writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the area’s artistic and cultural heritage. Join us Thursday, March 2nd for a night of storytelling and music with BZ Smith and Peggy Reza. This event is free and open to the public.

Since 1974 BZ Smith has been Tuolumne County’s storyteller. In schools, libraries, classroom and on stages all around the US, BZ has held audiences in rapt attention with heartfelt tales. She teaches, mentors and is one of California’s leading advocates for the art of storytelling.

Peggy Reza has been one of the Mother Lode’s most recognized musicians for three decades. She has released 10 CDs in her career, many of which include her original songs and adaptations. She leads the Blue Shoes Band and the Blue Shoes Auxiliary Orchestra of Columbia. In addition, she teaches ukulele for Columbia College’s Community Education Program.

Since 2011 Peggy has been performing with storyteller BZ Smith. In 2015 the pair released a two-hour audio project, “Striking Up Gold Mountain: Stories & Songs of the California Gold Rush,” which received 4 national awards, including being the only storytelling CD on the “Top 10 CDs of 2016” for the Parents’ Choice Foundation.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Callie Kitchen at kitchenc@yosemite.edu