There will be a celebration of National Poetry Month at 4 p.m. Sunday in Grass Valley, hosted by local poet Jean Varda.
Five local poets will read from their work, including Chris Olander, performance poet, bio/educator and teacher for California poets in the schools; Iven Lourie, editor for Gateways and Artemis books, host of the Cafe Writers Group that meets locally and teacher of literature at Sierra College, who has recently published his latest book,”Return To Mykonos”; JC Slocum, a San Francisco poet in exile who hobnobbed with beat poet Philip Whalen back in the day; and Doreen Domb, published poet, writer, editorial consultant, Reiki master and author of “Pralaya.” a chap book of her lovely poetry.
The poets will be accompanied by local jazz musicians Nora Nausbaum and Bill Douglass at Summer Thyme’s Café.
An open mic will follow the featured readers. All poets and writers are welcome. This event is free.
For more information, call 530-210-6010.