Monday, 27 June 2022

Lake County poet laureate plans countywide poetry tour

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — In 2021, Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie Guardado 2020-2024 was selected as one of 23 poets laureate across the United States to receive a Poets Laureate Fellowship with the Academy of American Poets.

The academy was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

The fellowship entailed a financial award sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Poets Laureate in their work, as well as support public poetry programs in their respective communities.

Over the last year, Guardado has installed poetry boxes and little free poetry libraries in select locations countywide, accessible to the general public.

To commemorate the end of her project year and celebrate the literary arts in Lake County, Guardado is hosting a poetry tour of free poetry workshops and readings around the county.

All are welcome to attend and all levels of writers are welcome, including beginners.

Events are free to attend and no advance registration is required.

Participants attending any of the writing workshops are encouraged to bring pen, paper and water to keep hydrated on hotter days.

Participants attending poetry readings are invited to bring original work to share.

The Poetry Tour schedule is as follows:

• Friday, June 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, poetry workshop.
• Sunday, June 12, 7 to 8 p.m.: Clear Lake Campgrounds, Sunset poetry reading and open mic.
• Monday, June 13, 5 to 7 p.m.: Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, poetry workshop.
• Thursday, June 16, 5 to 7 p.m.: Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, poetry reading and open mic.
• Sunday, June 26, 2 to 4 p.m.: Middletown Art Center, poetry reading and open mic.
• Friday, July 8, 4 to 6 p.m.: Tallman Hotel, Riffe's Meeting House, Upper Lake, poetry workshop.
• Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Middletown Library, poetry workshop and reading.
• Sunday, July 10, 2 to 4 p.m.: Clear Lake Campgrounds, poetry workshop.

For any questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To learn more about her fellowship project including a map of all poetry displays, visit her website at

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