An Evening of Poetry with Suzanne Buffam and Anna Maria Hong

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Date(s) - 05/27/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



This event brings keynote renowned poets and authors Suzanne Buffam and Anna Maria Hong together in conversation with the Arts Council’s two primary poetry programs, Poetry Out Loud (POL) and Arts in Corrections (AIC). The event will be facilitated by professor, poet and author Megan Levad with our own Executive Director, Cara Goger. Special features include:


  • Recitation from Mariposa County Poetry Out Loud finalist Sydney Jacobs
  • Readings from the Arts in Corrections poetry program with teaching artist, Laura Phillips
  • Live Q&A with the poets and program teaching artists

Earlier this spring, the Arts Council awarded Mariposa County High School senior Sydney Jacobs the county Poetry Out Loud finalist title. Coached by Laura Phillip and Megan Levad, Sydney moved on to compete in California State Poetry Out Loud Finals with a recitation of the poem “Enough” by Suzanne Buffam. Consequently, Megan was able to connect with Suzanne who volunteered to headline a poetry event highlighting the Arts Council’s current poetry initiatives along with Anna Maria Hong.

As a gift to Mariposa’s community, Suzanne and Anna Maria both donated copies of their published work to the Mariposa County Library and to the Detention Facility’s library, courtesy of Small P
ress Distribution.


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