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
Camille Dungy • Robert Hass • Brenda Hillman
Major Jackson • Ada Limón • Matthew Zapruder
This year we are pleased to welcome six extraordinary poets including one Pulitzer Prize winner, a recipient of the Griffin International Prize, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, two National Book Critics Circle Award winners, and a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.
Friday, June 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
Grass Valley Elks Lodge
On Friday, June 19, 2020, acclaimed poets Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, and Matthew Zapruder will read from their poetry at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge.
109 S. School 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 are delighted to announce that the Elks Lodge 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 19 **
If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, call 530-470-8440
The Grass Valley Elks Lodge is located at 109 S. School Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945. For location map and directions, please visit the Grass Valley Elks Lodge website.
The Elks Lodge does not have a parking lot. There are several lots in Grass Valley as well as street parking.
Parking for visitors with disabilities can be found in front of the Elks Lodge on the South School Street.
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 19.
If you are interested in helping (and in a free ticket to the event), please contact us.