pre-festival poetry pop-up events

Pay with a Poem in Celebration of World Poetry Day

Accepting poems for coffee at these cafés:



Caroline’s Coffee, 128 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley

FoxHound Broasters, 317 Spring Street, Nevada City

Summer Thyme's, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley

Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley

Three Forks Bakery, 211 Commercial Street., Nevada City

Valentina’s Organic Bistro, 841 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

Heartwood, 237 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Fable Coffee, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley

Wednesday March 28



at Word After Word Books, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA  530-536-5099

Coffee Talks

at various cafés throughout Truckee, including Coffeebar, Zuri Coffee, and Darkhorse Coffee (watch this space for more information)

Friday April 6

at 7pm

An Evening with Gary Snyder at Shady Creek Event Center, 18601 Pathfinder Way, Nevada City

Benefits the San Juan Ridge Community Library and 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival

Tickets: $30 advance and $35 at door


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Saturday April 7


Women’s Writing Salon Highlights Four Women Poets at the Open Book

Nevada County’s longstanding Women’s Writing Salon celebrates four women poets. Maxima Kahn, Ingrid Keriotis, Karen Terrey and Julie Valin will read from their work.  Proceeds to benefit the Sierra Poetry Festival. $10 suggested donation. 

Friday April 13


Poetry for All

Poetry reading—Molly Fisk, Ingrid Keriotis, Judy Crowe, Judie Rae, Kirsten Casey

Madeline Helling Library, Community Room, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City

For more information, contact Crystal Miles at 530-265-7078

Saturday April 14


DIY Poetry ‘Zine Workshop

at Osborn Woods Gallery. Gallery owner and artist Juliette Morris Williams, along with Judy Crowe, will present a poetry ‘zine making workshop (voluntary donation for materials).  325 Spring St. Nevada City.

Sunday April 22


Youth Poetry at Noon at BriarPatch Food Co-op with KVMR radio

A community youth poetry reading with middle and high school students spanning Nevada and Placer Counties. A highlight will be regional finalists from Poetry Out Loud

Friday April 27

Robin Coste Lewis in conversation with Molly Fisk – live from the Community Room at KVMR Radio

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