The welcome mat is out for Molly Fisk, Nevada City author and featured reader of the Downieville Community Read: Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto. Ms. Fisk is most recently the author of The More Difficult Beauty. She teaches poetry and, when she can, runs the on-line workshop Poetry Boot Camp.
Ms. Fisk has been nominated for Poet Laureate of California, and has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, as well as many other grants and prizes. Her work is featured in the PBS documentary The Loss of Nameless Things (2005). Ms. Fisk also writes commentary for National Public Radio and local community radio from the perspective of a working poet. Her two CD collections of commentary are Blow-Drying a Chicken (2008) and Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace (2005).
Ms. Fisk will be at the Yuba Theater in Downieville on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for selected readings from Epitaph for a Peach. There will be a “meet and greet” event for Ms. Fisk in the Downieville Public Library (downstairs at the Native Daughters Hall on Commercial St. – see map) before the performance at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to come to for pre-show refreshments and a chance to personally meet Ms. Fisk.
This Downieville Community Read is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Downieville Library and Sierra County Arts Council, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Readings and Workshops program of Poets and Writers, with support from the James Irvine Foundation. The show and pre-show “meet and greet” are free and open to the public.