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Local poets featured at reading Wednesday

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The Nevada County Poetry Series will present poets Marilyn Souza and Chris Harbour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Souza and Harbour are two of our own — in the forefront of a new generation of Northern California poets and writers who are pushing the literary world forward,” said Bill Gainer of the Nevada County Poetry Series. “They are big talents stepping beyond the limits of the norm. Their expression is bold, surprising and easy to fall in love with — I have.”

Marilyn Souza is a young veteran to the Nevada County poetry scene. She cut her literary teeth in Las Vegas — self-publishing her first chapbook, “Finding the Ultimate Treasure,” there. In 2008 she moved to Northern California and, shortly thereafter, accepted her first invitation to read for the Nevada County Poetry Series, where she met some of her closest friends and most beloved fellow poets. She has published two other chapbooks, “Nowhere Near the Noise” and “Something We Are Not,” and is working on a fourth for release in 2014. She remains an active contributor and a sought after reader throughout the Northern California literary scene.

Chris Harbour was born in Tucson, Ariz., and lived most of his life “here and there” in Northern California before settling in Nevada County. He is a carpenter by trade and a committed poet by vocation. He has published in numerous literary magazines and journals and is currently working on a book-length manuscript. Harbour has performed throughout Nevada County and is a familiar face at such venues as the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

The reading and open-mic will be videoed for presentation on NCTV, channel 11.

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 in the Granucci Room (use the main entrance) 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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