Sierra Writers presents local poet, teacher Molly Fisk |

Sierra Writers presents local poet, teacher Molly Fisk

Molly Fisk, well-known locally as a poet, essayist and teacher, will speak at Sierra Writers Feb. 9 meeting, 7 p.m., at the Madelyn Helling County Library’s community room, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City.

Says Fisk, “I’m going to talk about all the kinds of writing I’ve done-poetry, nonfiction articles, first-person essays – but also some about how poetry’s tools can improve prose writing.”

She has authored three collections of poetry, “Listening to Winter,” “Terrain,” and “Salt Water Poems.” Her essays are broadcast on KVMR’s news hour every Thursday, and her articles and interviews have appeared in “Poets & Writers” and many newspapers, from the San Francisco Chronicle to the Denver Post.

Fisk is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the Billee Murray Denny Poetry Prize, and she was a nominee for Poet Laureate of California in 2002.

Teaching privately and through UC Davis Extension, Fisk’s Internet workshop, Poetry Boot Camp, attracts participants from around the world. Her Web sites are and

The Sierra Writers general meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Members and visitors are welcome. Sierra Writers, which provides a venue for writers of all types to meet and share experience and expertise, meets the second Wednesday of each month. There is no charge. Contact Jan Westmore at 265-0718 or with questions.

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