Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Nature journaling with poet laureate planned for July 2 at LCLT’s Rodman Preserve

Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie Guardado. Courtesy photo.

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — The Lake County Land Trust is hosting Georgina Marie Guardado, Lake County’s Poet Laureate for 2020-2024, at a nature Journaling event at the Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve, 63350 Westlake Road in Upper Lake, on Saturday, July 2, starting at 9 a.m.

Dubbed “Nature Journaling Under the Oaks,” the event is a casual, unstructured workshop that features interaction with Georgina Marie and other writers, enjoying the beauty of the ancient Oaks and other features at the preserve.

Bring a chair, writing supplies and a water bottle.

Georgina Marie is the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role for the county.

In June 2021, she was selected as a Poets Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets.

She is the literary coordinator and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council, where she also serves as a board member, and poet in residence for The Bloom in Middletown.

She has served as co-editor for the Middletown Art Center’s Resilience and Restore collections of written word, funded by the California Arts Council.

As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook Finding the Roots of Water in 2018 and her second chapbook Tree Speak in 2019.

In 2020, she was an Anne G. Locasio scholar for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and is now a member of their board of directors.

For information contact the Lake County Land Trust at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

The Rodman Preserve. Courtesy photo.

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