1st Annual Sierra Poetry Festival Recap

Copyright © 2017 Jared Manninen

The 1st Annual Sierra Poetry Festival, held at Sierra College in Grass Valley, CA, is officially in the books. I had a great time participating as an assistant to Karen Terrey (of Tangled Roots Writing) to help vendors set up their stations in the library, as well as being a vendor at the event. Although I did not get the chance to listen to the featured poets or participate in the workshops (I was there to sell books, after all), I did have the opportunity to meet some great writers and artists.

Kim Wyatt, of Bona Fide Books (Meyers, CA), hosted a station nearby. Steve, from Tahoe Letterpress (see the cool postcard below), was next door to Kim. And on the other side of Steve was Tina and Jackie, who represented California Poets in the Schools. Stationed next to me (on the other side of my table) was Rachel Janaallen Flower of Soul Purpose. There were many other writers, artists, publishers, and vendors a the event, and I would’ve loved to meet them all. However, there were only so many hours in the day and I was primarily there to meet customers and sell some copies of Color the Tahoe Rim Trail, which I did.

Thank you to everyone who helped support Wilderness Activity Books this weekend! 

Stopping Along CA State Route 20 En Route to Sierra Poetry FestivalSpring Blossoms on the Campus of Sierra CollegeJared's Bio in the Sierra Poetry Festival's PamphletTahoe Letterpress at Sierra Poetry FestivalTahoe Letterpress' Sierra Poetry Festival PostcardListening to Open Mic Poetry at Sierra Poetry Festival

One last note… if that vintage-looking map of Lake Tahoe in the center of the featured image piqued your interest, you can buy a copy (in print or poster format) at my RedBubble account.

2 thoughts on “1st Annual Sierra Poetry Festival Recap

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Joan. Lots of great people at the poetry festival and it was a blast to be a part of!

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