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An Afternoon with Dana Gioia and Out of the Fire Book Launch
An Afternoon with Dana Gioia
Manzanita Writers Press is honored to host California State Poet Dana Gioia on his visit to Calaveras County for a reading and talk on Saturday, June 17th from noon to 4 pm, at Angels Camp Museum & Carriage House. This free public event is sponsored by Manzanita Writers Press, Calaveras Chronicle, Ironstone Vineyards, Angels Camp Museum Carriage House, Signal Service, and the Calaveras County Library. An Afternoon with Dana Gioia is the poet’s Calaveras County appearance on his 58-county tour during his tenure as State Poet Laureate. In his position, Gioia performs public readings throughout the state and brings poetry to students who might not otherwise be exposed to it. He is noted for creating the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest for high school students and launching a project to collect writings from returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families. Schedule: 12 PM - Out of the Fire book and photography sales - refreshments and hors d'oeuvres; Dana Gioia book sales 12:00 - introductions and thanks to sponsors -- speakers as follows: from Manzanita Writers Press, Monika Rose; from Ironstone Vineyards, Conrad Levasseur, from Calaveras Library, Nancy Giddens. 12:45 Calaveras Chronicle, Ross Alford and Monika Rose introduce the poet, Dana Gioia. 1:00 Dana Gioia speaks and reads. 2:15-2:45 Break - wine sold by the glass, hors d'oeuvres, iced tea and lemonade refreshments, talk to the poets, writers, and photographers present, book distribution and purchases 2:45 Writers from Out of the Fire read excerpts from their pieces in the book - 3 minutes each. 4:00 Program ends - more book sales and signings No-host dinner reservations at Camps at 5 pm--dinner with the poet in the Camps library. Limited to 16. Reserve space with Monika Rose. Limited space. Call now.
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