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Gailmarie Pahmeier

Saturday, November 17, 5-7pm

Reading of Award Winning Poetry by Reno Writer

Gailmarie Pahmeier is the 2017-18 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Major Project Fellowship, the most prestigious individual grant awarded by the NAC. During her fellowship year, Gailmarie has been traveling throughout the state, spending 2-3 day residencies in Nevada state parks. While in residency, she has been gathering and composing narratives about the people she encounters in these often remote locations, with some attention paid to the landscape itself. This literary arts project has been an act of both imagination and observation; Gailmarie was careful not to impose upon the privacy so many seek in our state parks. The ultimate goal of this project is to hear and imagine the voices and lives of those in our state parks and to get some of those stories heard. A statewide reading tour of the final project is underway, and Gailmarie is particularly delighted to be returning to Fallon – truly one of her favorite places in all of Nevada.

Her work has been widely published and anthologized. Recent journals and magazines include Booth, Spillway, descant (her poem in this journal earned the 2012 Publisher’s Award), Passager and Pedestal Magazine; her anthologized work appears in such publications as Literary Nevada, New Poets of the American West (her poem in this anthology earned the Editor’s Choice Award), The Autumn House Press Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems. She is the author of the poetry collections The House on Breakaheart Road and The Rural Lives of Nice Girls in addition to three chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook, Shake It and It Snows, won the 2009 Coal Hill Chapbook Award. Her literary awards include a Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowship, the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, two Artists Fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council (she was the first literary artist awarded a fellowship in the state of Nevada), and she has served the state as Poet in Residence. In 2007, she received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; in 2015, she was appointed as the first Poet Laureate of Reno; and in 2016, she was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Saturday, November 17, 5-7pm

Art Bar & Galleries Open at 5pm
Poetry Reading at 5:30pm

Free to the Public

Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County; Berney Realty; Systems Consultants; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Exclusive sponsorship for the Michelle Osman exhibition I Saw Above Me That Endless Skyway has been provided by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

Additional support has also been provided by The Depot/Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget/Bonanza Inn & Casino/Fernley Nugget; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Tris Munsick & the Innocents and Rocky Dawuni are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by Las Cafeteras and Sō Percussion has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Additional support for the performances and conversations by Tris Munsick & the Innocents and Kugelplex has been provided by IMTour, a program of the Western States Arts Federation.

Additional support for the performance by Bill Frisell has been provided by Don Sefton/Systems Consultants; Joe Serpa; and Cliff & Lorri Van Woert.

The performances of Kugelplex, Sammy Miller & the Congregation, and Gina Chavez & Band have been underwritten by Speedway Market.

Additional support for the literary reading by Willy Vlautin has been provided by the Churchill Library Association.

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