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Troupe gives poetry reading

The Union StaffQuincy Troupe, award-winning poet, will read Friday at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.
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Award-winning poet Quincy Troupe will read for two sets at Friday’s Nevada County Poetry Series annual fund-raiser at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Troupe, who teaches creative writing and American and Caribbean literature at the University of California at San Diego, has written more than 14 books.

Honors include receiving two American Book Awards, winning the Heavyweight Champion of Poetry in 1994 and 1995 at the World Poetry Bout of Taos, N. M., and receiving the Peabody Award for co-producing and writing the radio show, “The Miles Davis Radio Project.”

Friday’s fund-raiser begins at 8 p.m.

Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $5 for seniors and students, which includes refreshments. Tickets are at Book Seller, Odyssey Books, Natural Selection and BriarPatch.

The center is at 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for more information.

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