Literary

Lake County is fortunate to have a rich, diverse literary community of writers from all backgrounds and experience, genres and styles; from poetry to fiction, non-fiction to memoir. While COVID-19 has put an unfortunate hold on in-person gatherings and events, we aim to continue the momentum by offering and sharing virtual writing events!

In 2021, the Virtual Writers’ Circle continues bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. In April we will meet on April 14th and 28th. All writing genres and levels of experience welcome. New writers encouraged. See the Writers’ Circle page for Zoom info.

An exciting new poetry project has come to Lake County. Thanks to resident Gary Meas and the Kelseyville Business Association, Kelseyville now has poetry boxes in town! Check them out on Main Street where new poems are on display every week. Email Gary at gary.maes48@gmail.com to offer comments, suggestions, or to submit poems. Read more about this project via the Lake County Bloom.

Current Lake County Poet Laureate Georgina Marie and The Lake County Bloom collaborated on creating an online poetry column, Rooted in Poetry. See submission guidelines to submit your original work. Georgina is also the new Poet in Residence for the Bloom which will entail weekly poetry publications, a monthly podcast, and a quarterly poetry contest! Visit her website to see the April contest details and other upcoming events: https://www.georginamariepoet.com/upcomingevents

You can also stay up to date on virtual poetry and writing events, share your work, etc. by joining the Lake County Poet Laureate Facebook group!

Have ideas or comments relating to our literary community, writing events, and more? Email Lake County Poet Laureate and Lake County Arts Council Literary Coordinator Georgina Marie at gmarie@lakearts.org.