An Evening With Beloved Poets
Nationally Known Poets return to Nevada County
Click on the author portraits to learn about these poets and their work. Or View as List
Forrest Gander • Brenda Hillman • David Tomas Martinez
Jane Miller • Sharon Olds • Gregory Pardlo • with special guest Robert Hass
This year we are pleased to welcome seven extraordinary poets including four Pulitzer Prize winners, a recipient of the Griffin International Prize, a recipient of the Wallace Award for Poetry, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, a National Book Award winner, and a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.
Community of Writers Poetry alum Maxima Kahn will Emcee the Event.
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
St. Joseph’s Cultural Center
On Friday, June 21, 2019, acclaimed poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, David Tomas Martinez, Jane Miller, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo will read from their poetry at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center
410 S. Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
This gathering of the tribe—all staff poets from this year’s Community of Writers’ Summer Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley—will raise money for the Poetry Program’s financial aid and scholarships. Join us for a reading, signing, and reception with the poets. Books by the poets will be available for purchase before and after the reading.
*We regret to inform you Gregory Pardlo has encountered unavoidable trouble traveling from New York and is unable to make the benefit!*
We are delighted to announce that St. Joseph’s has air conditioning!
General Admission: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Students: $12 advance/$15 at the door for students (with current student ID)
Premium Seats (first 2 rows): $45
Groups (10 or more purchased at the same time): $20/ticket
** Advance Ticket Sales end at 10:00 AM on June 21 **
If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, call 530-470-8440
St. Joseph’s is located at 410 S. Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945. For location map and directions, please visit the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center’s website.
St. Joseph’s has a parking lot. If full there are several other lots in Grass Valley as well as street parking.
Parking for visitors with disabilities can be found in St. Joseph’s lot.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
For more information contact us.
Become a Sponsor or Give to the Poetry Scholarship Fund
We are looking for volunteers! We need help with:
- Promoting the event during the months of April and May.
- Crowd-wrangling on the evening of June 21.
If you are interested in helping (and in a free ticket to the event), please contact us.