Dear friends in literature,
I am so delighted to be writing to you once more! Yuba Lit is coming back after our long hiatus, and in a very exciting way. In September, Yuba Lit will once again start presenting its own curated nights of live readings for our community. In the meantime, Yuba Lit is thrilled to serve as sponsor for the spectacular 2019 Poetry Benefit Reading for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, bringing their all-star faculty right to Grass Valley. If you have attended this benefit in the last two years, you know it features the finest poets in the country and is not be be missed. This year, we are happy to announce, the reading will include Forrest Gander, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, along with Brenda Hillman, David Tomas Martinez, Jane Miller, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo, and special guest Robert Hass. Collectively, these poets have won three Pulitzers, one National Book Award, one National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other honors.
The 2019 Poetry Benefit will take place 7 p.m. Friday, June 21st, at the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley. And as part of the Yuba Lit community, you can get a 10 percent discount if you order online with the discount code YubaLit19. Here is the link to buy advance tickets with the discount: https://communityofwriters.org/events/event/2019-poetry-benefit-reading/
I hope you will join Yuba Lit for this extraordinary opportunity to hear seven of our nation’s finest poets. And I hope you will keep tuned for Yuba Lit’s own programming to start again in September 2019.
I’ve missed our gatherings and I can’t wait to be back in touch with you and to re-gather to hear live literature straight from its creators.
Yours in the love of literature,
Yuba Lit Founder
Left to right: Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, David Tomas Martinez, Jane Miller, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo
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