Help us celebrate National Poetry Month with the 2020 Sierra Poetry Festival April 18th at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City, CA. Enjoy some of our most exciting local, national and international poets and performers. Readings, workshops, an activity fair for all ages and youth performances!
Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City, CA 95959
The Sierra Poetry Festival 2020 is preceded by a month of pre-festival pop-up poetry events throughout the community. Sierra Poetry Festival marks National Poetry Month from the rolling foothills of California’s Gold Country to the rugged High Sierra, bringing our rich literary community together to celebrate the spoken word and reach out to brand new audiences in fresh ways.
Truckee will feature three Pop-up Events leading up to Sierra Poetry Festival 2020:
1. Exploring Voice: on the page and at the mic
April 2nd, 5-6:15 pm
Workshop led by Karen Terrey, MFA, of Tangled Roots Writing
Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161
- What is “voice”? How do
you capture your out-loud voice on the page? We will discuss ways to recognize
your own strengths and originality, generate new writing through prompts
inspired by poets featured at this year’s Sierra Poetry Festival coming up April
18th , as well as share tips and techniques for reading poems out
loud at local open mics. We will create our own community of writers who can
follow up this workshop by attending the Open Mic at Philosophy this same
Workshop bonus: Become familiar with poetry by poets to be featured at the Sierra Poetry Festival in Nevada City, CA: Ellen Bass, Coleman Barks, and Lee Herrick. At the festival, you will have opportunities to hear and meet these poets!
2. Word after Word Open Mic @ Philosophy downtown Truckee
April 2nd 6:30 – 8 pm
Philosophy bar, 10412 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, California 96161
- Open Mic at Philosophy
bar in downtown Truckee. We are excited to collaborate with Philosophy
to feature local writers paired with great drinks and food. Please invite
family and friends to come out and enjoy a meal or drinks as well!
Hosted by Karen Terrey of Tangled Roots Writing
3. Word After Word Books Writing Series Workshop with Karen Terrey of Tangled Roots Writing
April 8th 6:30 – 8 pm
Word After Word Books, 10118 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee, CA 96161
- How do you start a poem? What is your process? In this workshop, we will learn techniques to write through inspiration from other writers. Become familiar with poetry by poets to be featured at the Sierra Poetry Festival April 18th in Nevada City, CA: Ellen Bass, Coleman Barks, and Lee Herrick. At the festival, you will have opportunities to hear and meet these poets!
After Word Books, Philosophy bar, and Tangled Roots Writing are proud to support this celebration of National Poetry Month and to host Sierra Poetry Festival pop-up events in Truckee!