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Poetry in the Parks: Empire Mine event kicks off poetry month readings

California State Parks, Sierra Gold Parks Foundation and the Nevada County Arts Council held their inaugural Poetry in the Park event Saturday afternoon at Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley. Poet Judie Rae was one of about a dozen poets who read their poems during the event, which kicks off a list of local national poetry month events including a 6:30 p.m. April 21 reading at the National Exchange patio, and the Sierra Poetry Festival at the Miners Foundry April 30.
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Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey recites a poem during Saturday’s Poetry in the Park event at Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley.
Photo: Elias Funez
The Nevada Union High School poets pose for photos after the Poetry at the Park event. The outdoor poetry readings were an opportunity for students to read their poems for the first time in public.
Photo: Elias Funez
Attendees gathered near the clubhouse, where five poets read poems from student participants as well as their own.
Photo: Elias Funez
Poet Molly Fisk prepares to recite her poem during Saturday’s Poetry in the Park.
Photo: Elias Funez
The outdoor poetry readings at Empire Mine State Historic Park were an opportunity for students to read their poems for the first time in public.
Photo: Elias Funez
Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey prepares to recite a poem during Saturday’s Poetry in the Park event.
Photo: Elias Funez
Poetry in the Park attendees applaud the poetry readings Saturday.
Photo: Elias Funez
The five adult poets use for photos following Saturday’s poetry readings at Empire Mine State Historic Park.
Photo: Elias Funez
People were able to explore the grounds of the Empire Mine State Historic Park grounds following the Poetry in the Park event. The grounds are regularly open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photo: Elias Funez
An old shaft of the Empire Mine is now on display for people to view. Many poems read during Saturday’s Poetry in the Park event were based on the Empire Mine.
Photo: Elias Funez
California State Parks, Sierra Gold Parks Foundation and the Nevada County Arts Council held their inaugural Poetry in the Park event Saturday afternoon at Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley. Attendees gathered near the clubhouse, where five poets read poems from student participants as well as their own.
Photo: Elias Funez

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