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Published: Oct 25, 2023

Poet Laureate Georgina Marie Guardado Presents “American Indian Voices” at the Library on Friday, 11/3 at 5:30pm. This special event is part of the fall fine art exhibition & series.

The exhibition “OURSELVES WE SING: A call and response with Walt Whitman and our understanding of our American Democracy” and series of special events will run October 6, 2023 - January 5, 2024. This performance is the second of a series of five Friday evening events featuring ethnically diverse poetic responses, special installations and advocacy tables.

Poet, Writer, Editor Georgina Marie Guardado is the Poet Laureate of Lake County, CA and a Poets Laureate Fellow with The Academy of American Poets. She is the Literary Editor for The Bloom, a contributing writer for Antioch University’s Common Thread News, President of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, and Literacy Program Coordinator for the Lake County Library. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook, Finding the Roots of Water, in 2018 and her second chapbook, Tree Speak, in 2019.

This series poetry event will include a land acknowledgement with Linda Yamane. Linda Yamane is an Ohlone scholar and basket weaver who traces her heritage to the Rumsen Ohlone, the native people of the Monterey area. She has spent more than thirty years researching and reviving Rumsen language, stories, songs, basketry and other Ohlone cultural traditions.

Additionally, SICG (Supporting Indigenous Communities Group) will be hosting the advocacy table, and they with Cherokee Artist, Rachel Ray and the Forest Theater Guild have loaned the library a REDress art installation for the month of November.

Sponsored by PGPL Friends and Foundation with support from the Whitney Latham-Lechich Trust.

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