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Poetry Series welcomes multifaceted artist

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On Wednesday, the Nevada County Poetry Series will present the poet, writer and singer/songwriter Myra Lynne Traugot at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

"Traugot is one Nevada County's multi-talented working artist. You have probably seen her performing around town — at a local restaurant, the KVMR's Celtic Festival and most any place voices are raised in celebration," said Bill Gainer of the Nevada County Poetry Series. "She brings a warm heart filled with delight and joy. And then there is you! Yes you! It's not a show until you are part of it! Come on over — be the fun!"

Traugot, a mother of five, was raised a "military brat." She has lived in Japan, Germany, the Eastern Seaboard and the Deep South of the U.S. Traugot says she thought she would grow up to be Eudora Welty.

In her senior year at Wellesly College, Traugot smoked marijuana for the first time and dropped cigarettes and alcohol in a heartbeat.

She is a committed defender of civil rights, a vocal peace advocate, a supporter of sustainable living and an active member of the environmental community.

While living in Berkeley, Traugot helped start the Food Conspiracy, went on Rent Strikes, experienced the psychedelic vision and studied massage, astrology and yoga.

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She is a pioneer of the vegetarian diet and soy nutrition.

Now living in Nevada County, Traugot's voice, poetry and other talents have blossomed into welcome gifts enjoyed by both the community and the Nevada County Poetry Series.

The public is also invited to be featured in the open mic section on the show. Bring five minutes of poems, songs, stories – our stage is yours — to a warm, welcoming, fun, safe place, according to Gainer.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 general, seniors and students and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open mic included.

The show will be at the Off Center Stage (enter from Richardson Street) at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

For information call 530-432-8196 or 530-274-8384.

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