‘Songs, poems and conversations’: Molly Fisk and George Schroder meet on stage at the Nevada Theatre
KNOW & GO
WHO: Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! presents
WHAT: Molly Fisk & George Schroder – Now What? Songs, Poems, & Conversation
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: $30 premium reserved seating, $20 general admission
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Tickets online at www.paulemerymusic.com
Two of Nevada County’s leading literary minds will meet on stage when Paul Emery’s Nevada City LIVE! brings Molly Fisk and George Schroder to the historic Nevada Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 24 for an evening of songs, poems and conversation.
Molly Fisk was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nevada County and is now one of 13 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellows nationwide. Her project — California Fire & Water — is helping Californians write about climate crisis, collecting their poems into a book, and organizing readings from that book all over the state during National Poetry Month (April) 2020. She also writes commentary for KVMR and works as a life coach.
Molly says: “Poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter of barns and mason jars full of water, mentor, speaker, feminist with a capital F, political activist, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, honorary grandparent, not-very-old elder, swimmer, former banker, one-time sweater designer, long-walk taker, rearranger of furniture, color maven, nature lover. Someone titled his painting of me “My life is my message.” I loved that he thought so, and I think he’s right. I’m aiming to be the Molliest Molly I can discover, and that’s what I help other people do too: readers, listeners, students, coaching clients, friends & relations … Author of four collections of poems and three compilations of essays/commentary.”
George Schroder sang “You Are My Sunshine” for pennies in a Frisco skid row bar 75 years ago. A natural philospher, ceramist, small farmer and escapee from corporate mess—he’s still singing.
George says: “My first gig was standing on my Godfather’s skid row saloon bar in San Francisco in the 1940s singing “You Are My Sunshine” for pennies. I was 4 years old. At 76 I’ve been a lot of things in a lot of places… I’ve been a millionaire and a bum, built high rises on three continents, hitch hiked the country as a boy. I was a wild kid and wound up in prison for a spell. Discovered “Amazing Grace” in a little mountain church at about 6 years old and been singing gospel and traditional off and on ever since. When I met Kate Wolf I was singing Amazing Grace and she put a harmony on it that rocked my soul. I gave her “The Red Tail Hawk” and it was her signature song, very popular in California. I sing and play from the heart. I have a great love for the people and the land and I hope it comes across.”
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