Open House, Meet & Greet With Poet Laureate Chris Olander
Chris Olander appearing at The Lounge At 5817’ Downtown Truckee
Wednesday, October 16th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Lounge At 5817’, Truckee newest co-workspace 10008 SE River ST, #B , Truckee Ca. 96161
Join us for a Meet N Greet evening and meet our new 2019 Poet Laureate of Nevada County-Chris Olander! Don’t miss this !!!
Get a chance to pick up his new book River Light and a CD. Come and see Truckee’s newest co-workspace, internet workplace and conference rooms. Enjoy an evening of spontaneous readings of poetry and light refreshments. This is a free event. Free parking too.
Chris is a poet and bio-educator, and has taught with California Poets in the Schools since 1984. He blends performance techniques with spoken word to create what he calls an ‘Action Art Poetry - musical images phrasing to dramatize relative experiences – a poetry arising from oral and bardic traditions.’ Chris Olander’s debut book of poems is River Light. Kirk Lumpkin says, “What has always impressed me about Chris Olander’s poetry is how present, how kinetically alive the energies of nature are in it and of how the words dance in the breath and sinew of it.”
“More dynamic than listening to a recording or reading, I become the poem. I use contemporary events to bring forth and reveal mythic themes and archetypes that social and religious institutions repress through duty, shame, routine and repetitive behaviors. For me, recognition of common archetypes re-establishes respect between humans and the others of nature and renews the integrity of all individual species within the community of a given place.”
— CHRIS OLANDER