Lets get that mercury rising! Giving Tuesday kicked off our ambitious goal of raising $30,000 by the end of the year.

With your help we can continue to power culture and the arts in El Dorado County by bringing the healing power of creative writing to veterans; celebrating our outstanding students; hosting poetry, art, history, and music events; and participating in farm day.

So let’s turn up the heat! Please dig deep this season for Arts and Culture. We’ll send regular thermometer updates and YOU can get us to the top.

Calling All High School Students and Teachers!

We have two programs for both high school students and teachers - Poetry Out Loud and Young Artist Awards!
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Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest at the high school level and is structured like a spelling bee, where students compete first in the classroom, then school-wide, county, state, and national levels.
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The Young Artist Awards are presented to outstanding high school juniors and seniors (who are nominated by their teachers) in each of four categories: music, visual art, theater, and nature-inspired art of any discipline.

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The 2022 Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop Anthology is now available for purchase from Amazon! Workshop participants who contributed to this anthology came with a range of writing experience. Some had little to no experience with composition, some had professional writing experience, and others had a longstanding interest in writing or had works in progress. What they shared at the outset was having served the country in the military and an interest in developing their own writing skills.

Introducing new Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop Facilitator Jack Carman! Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop is a free program where veterans may find camaraderie through the creative process.

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The Laureate Trail, which allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county, has started! All events are free and open to the public.

Next stop is El Dorado Hills Library on Wednesday, February 1, starting at 5:30 pm.

PROMOTE

CONNECT

EMPOWER

Artist Anton Nemeth at his ceramics bench

Pine needle basket by artist Nettie Fox

Poetry Out Loud contestant Michaela Yack

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