Saturday, 15 June 2024

McMillan publishes new book of poetry




LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Poet Laureate Mary McMillan has recently published a collection of her poetry, “This Wanting,” available at Lake County bookstores, at the Lake County Arts Council Gallery in Lakeport and online at

“This Wanting” is McMillan’s first collection of poems. Poems in the book include “Fisherwoman” and “Reunion,” poems she read at her inauguration in March, along with others that she has written during the last 20 years.

In the book she arranged the poems to tell the story of the trauma that initiated her journey into poetry, and the recovery she has experienced since that time.

She will sign books and talk about her poems at three locations in upcoming months. On Oct. 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., she will be at Catfish Books in Lakeport. On Nov. 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 pm., she will be at Watershed Books in Lakeport. On Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. she will be at Wild About Books in Clearlake. Refreshments will be served at all readings.

At 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 McMillan will be the featured reader at Writers Read, a monthly reading venue in Ukiah, at Colored Horse Studio. For more information go to


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