Native Poetry Reading at Middletown Art Center – Lake County Record-Bee

MIDDLETOWN— The Middletown Art Center (MAC) presents “Indigenous Poetics,” a poetry reading event hosted by Lake Georgina County Poet Laureate Marie Guardado on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to join Georgina Marie and her guests. at the MAC or on Zoom.

This event will celebrate Indigenous voices in conjunction with MAC WEAVING’s current project – Weaving Baskets, Weaving Bridges, a year-long project designed collaboratively by the Pomo Culture Bearers and MAC team members.

Guardado organized this reading, inviting a monumental group of readers who are collectively of indigenous Lakota, Dakota, Cherokee, Passamaquoddy, Amazonian, Koyungkowi, Mojave, Peruvian, and Mexican descent.

Lake Mia County Poet Ruiz and Ukiah Poet, also Ukiah Poet Laureate Emeritus, Linda Noel will read excerpts from their work; with Bay Area poets Alison Hart and Nanette Deetz, two compelling and influential poets who are pillars in their communities.

Seating at the MAC is limited, so reserve your spot in advance at www.middletownartcenter.org/weaving. Zoom participants are also encouraged to register in advance so that MAC staff can adjust the technology accordingly. A suggested donation of $10 is requested, but no one will be refused for lack of funds.

Weaving is supported in part by the California Arts Council (CAC) and the generosity of members of the local Native and non-Native communities. To learn more about how the CAC supports artistic engagement throughout California, visit www.arts.ca.gov.

Middletown Art Center (MAC) is located at 21456 State Hwy 175 at the junction of Highway 29. Learn more about events, programs, opportunities, and ways to support MAC’s work weaving the arts into the fabric of life in Lake County visit www.middletownartcenter.org or like/follow Middletown Art Center (@mtownartcenter) on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with what’s happening at the MAC.

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