The Nevada County Arts Council (NCAC) is bringing poetry in from the margins with 15 pop-up events and the 7th annual Sierra Poetry Festival. Hosting a variety of festivities throughout the community, the NCAC is championing the written word and its power to enliven and unite.
The Sierra Poetry Festival, scheduled for May 4th and 5th, will feature workshops, readings and performances from renowned poets from the region. Also taking place is the NCAC’s “Poetry Everywhere” initiative, which will highlight the work of local poets by displaying it in businesses and public spaces throughout the county. NCAC Executive Director, Rebecca Radosevich, explains the initiative as an effort to “elevate poetry and create a more vibrant arts culture in Nevada County.”
The 15 pop-up poetry events are being held at various locations throughout the county, including libraries, cafes, galleries, and even a winery. These events offer a range of activities, from a chance to discuss and explore the craft of writing poetry, to open mic nights and readings from a variety of genres.
Radosevich emphasizes that the NCAC is committed to cultivating a “shared sense of community” by bringing poetry “in from the margins.” The organization seeks to “inspire and create a safe space for people to express themselves” through the written word.
The Nevada County Arts Council is actively working to promote the power of poetry and expand its reach to all members of the community. With its innovative “Poetry Everywhere” initiative, the 15 pop-up events, and the 7th annual Sierra Poetry Festival, the NCAC is demonstrating its commitment to bringing poetry in from the margins and inspiring a shared sense of community.