A hot, gusty breeze passes by our footsteps, bringing with it needles falling from the giant redwood overhead. We walk through the heart of Library Park, looking for a picnic table safely away from other visitors, two of Juicy’s spectacular pizzas in each hand. The gusty afternoon breeze hasn’t settled down into balmy summer evening just yet; another flurry of wind blows open our pizza box. But slight pink hues in the sky creep over the lake, hinting at a beautiful sunset to come. I flip the pizza box shut, trying to turn it a direction where the wind won’t blow it open again. “Congratulations on your first six months as Poet Laureate,” David says, then takes a large bite of pizza. Georgina smiles, pulling back her hair from her face as another breeze brushes by us.
As writers we may often experience self-doubt, question the quality of our work, and even question whether we should share our work with others. How do we overcome (or rather, meet with courage) the insecurities that keep us from sharing the most vulnerable parts of ourselves? How can we keep grounded in our poetry/art and learn to speak with confidence, from an authentic, centered place? Join Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie and poet Charity E. Yoro for a conversation and Q&A on the challenges of being a writer. All are welcome to listen in and/or participate in the conversation. Saturday June 20th, 2020 2:00-4:00 pm PST on Zoom Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive Zoom info