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Poetry read tonight

Continuing its 10th year of celebrating poetry, The Nevada County Poetry Series presents

Guarionex (Guari) Delgado and Martin Hickel who read tonight, 7:30 p.m., at the Off Center Stage on Richarson St. in Grass Valley.

Delgado, a Vietnam veteran and peace activist, says, “I consider it an artistic and spiritual calling to resist oppression and to nurture awakening and transforming human consciousness.”

He volunteers in state prisons with the Alternatives to Violence Project and is a co-founder and a director of Earth Justice Ministries, a local non-profit environmental and social justice organization. His book, “Being Human: Poems of Resistance and Renewal,” is available at the Tsi Akim Maidu thrift shop in Nevada City and on the web at rimofire.com; all book proceeds go to the Tsi Akim Maidu and Earth Justice Ministries.

An activist and organizer, Martin Hickel says, “More than anything, I enjoy helping poets do their thing by offering twice monthly features and an open-mic at the Northpoint Coffee Company in Sausalito.” He organized the Marin Poetry Festival as a fund raiser for California Poets in the Schools and has published half a dozen chapbooks.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic included. Call (530) 432-8196 or 274-8384.

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