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As the Poet Laureate of Calaveras County, I'm excited to announce a special event July 15, 2023
I hope to see you there!
CALAVERAS COUNTY–Poetry and Journaling Day at Calaveras County State Park
July 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm FREE – $45
Workshops and Poetry readings Poetry and Journaling Day at Calaveras County State Park Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 9 am – 6 pm PT Address: 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223 Visit Calaveras Big Trees State Park at Jack Knight Hall for a day of poetry and journaling on Saturday, July 15, from 9 am – 6 pm, with California poets Dana Gioia, Lee Herrick, and Susan Kelly-Dewitt, Calaveras Poet Laureate Linda Toren, and Monika Rose of Manzanita Writers Press. The day will include paid and free activities: $45 for the day includes two workshops, writing on the spot, a walk with the poets and docents in the North Grove, journaling and live writing, then sharing your work in the Jack Knight Hall with the public invited in a participant reading at 3 pm. After 3 pm, there will be free readings by the featured poets, participants, and Poetry Out Loud recitations by regional young poets in Jack Knight Hall. Schedule: 9-3 pm ($45): Workshops, Walk with the poets, journaling and writing beneath the giant Sequoia 3-6 pm (open for free to the general public): Free public program with Dana Gioia, poets, Poetry Out Loud students, participants, and open mic for the public. Register for the workshop ($45, space is limited to 75 people) *Participants are asked to bring their food & beverages for the day since this is not provided, and no restaurants or food venues are available at the park. Bring your folding chair or stool if needed for the trail. Seating areas are limited. Journals and writing implements are not provided. Entrance to the park is also not covered by the event fee. Cost for that: $10 per carload. Handicapped access is available in parts of the park. Contact Manzanita Writers Press for event schedule information, and reservation updates. firstname.lastname@example.org | https://manzapress.com