You are invited to join Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate, for a poetry reading and conversation. Dana will also be joined by poet Karen An-hwei Lee and Poetry Out Loud Champion for San Diego County Signe Laundrup.
Dana Gioia is California’s state Poet Laureate. Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in December, 2015, Gioia serves as the state advocate for poetry and literature in libraries, classrooms and boardrooms across California. An award-winning poet, Gioia is the author of Can Poetry Matter?, which is credited for helping revive poetry’s role in American public life. He is also the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts where he championed arts education. As state laureate, Gioia will work to inspire a new generation of writers and celebrate California’s great literary legacy. For more information: danagioia.com