Sunday, October 09, 2011

Gailmarie Pahmeier at Carson City Library

Capital City Arts Initiative
Books & Writers
at the
Carson City Library
900 N. Roop Street
Carson City

Thursday, October 13:
workshop 4pm
reading 7pm

CCAI will present a poetry workshop and a reading by poet Gailmarie Pahmeier on Thursday, October 13 at the Carson City Library The writing workshop takes place from 4 - 5pm; the poetry reading begins at 7pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Gailmarie Pahmeier, a Nevadan for 30 years, teaches creative writing and contemporary literature at the University of Nevada, Reno where she has been honored with the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award and the University Distinguished Teacher Award.

Ms Pahmeier’s work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, including Booth, Passager, Interim, Mudfish, New Poets of the AmericanWest (for which she won the Editor’s Choice Award), Literary Nevada, and the Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Her poetry collection includes The House on Breakaheart Road, and two chapbooks from Black Rock Press. Her recent chapbook, Shake It and It Snows, won the 2009 Coal Hill Chapbook Award; poems from this collection were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her literary awards include a Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowship and two Artists Fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council. In 2007, she received the Nevada Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

She said, “I’ve read my work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. I’m particularly interested in conducting workshops and giving readings in “under-served” communities, wherever they might be or think they are. I love Nevada, love getting out and into our various communities. My material comes from interactions and observations I make while out on the road, and I learn as much or more from community workshop participants as they might learn from me.”

[image from a Goggle search for Ms. Pahmeier]

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