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POETRY PLACE : A LITERARY VENDOR FAIR
A PARTIAL LIST OF THE VENDORS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS AT THIS YEAR’S POETRY PLACE. Activities take place RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE MAIN AUDITORIUM. DON’T FORGET TO STOP IN AND PICKUP YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SWAG BAG WITH COUPONS FOR BOOKS AND OTHER GOODIES.
Nevada County Arts Council
Nevada County Arts Council facilitates collaborative efforts that promote and sustain the visual, literary and performing arts of Nevada County to advance the cultural, social and economic life of our community. Come and learn all about what we do – and join the family. nevadacountyarts.org
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
The preeminent Community of Writers will feature information for their upcoming Summer Poetry & Fiction workshops. communityofwriters.org
California Poets in the Schools
Unleash your creativity with poetry-writing stations and other multimedia activities for all ages. Copies of the Statewide Anthology will also be available. californiapoets.org
Sacramento Poetry Center
Learn all about thisindependent literary resource that is having its 40th year anniversary this year. Find out what is happening at the center and browse our “Little Free Poetry Library” onsite. Stop by to read a poem and maybe have it accompanied by one of our musical hosts.
Bootstrap Press is a small-press publisher of contemporary experimental writing based both in Lowell, MA and Nevada City, CA. Come and meet the team! bootstrappress.org
Stop by to visit this cooperative of fourteen independent booksellers on. Several booksellers will be here, bringing items saved especially for this year’s Poetry Place. Lots to view - come with a discount coupon which you can pick up at Booktown Books in Grass Valley prior to Sierra Poetry Festival. booktownbooks.com
Sierra Nevada College
Find out about Sierra Nevada College’s MFA in Creative Writing, a low-residency program on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Pick up a copy of the Sierra Nevada Review literary journal. sierranevada.edu
Evelyn Schmelling’s Psychic Poem Shop
Visit Evelyn at her Psychic Poem Shop for your psychic poem, written on her vintage typewriter –on the spot. pioneersofourselves.wordpress.com
St Mary's College Creative Writing MFA Program
Come and learn all about St Mary’s two-year program which has a campus environment that feels like a writing retreat within the bustling Bay Area. stmarys-ca.edu
Blue Oak Press
The Blue Oak Press booth will feature its latest three books and an opportunity to meet the publisher, editors and authors. Books will be available for purchase, and staff available for a written evaluation of your (brief) writing sample in any genre, with the possibility of publication. blueoakpress.media
Visit Poetry Flash, the preeminent Literary Review & Calendar for the West. Learn all about how it builds community through literature, access to literary activities and information. If you are a writer, get ready be inspired. poetryflash.org
find your place at POETRY PLACE
At the literary vendor fair, Poetry Place, you can present your business, books, activities, and other materials related to the themes and values of the event. Our theme is Breath and Shadow and this is open to your interpretation, and we encourage you to have fun with it. Poetry Place will be open to festival goers from 9am–3pm on Saturday, April 27.
The cost for an all-day vendor space is $45. Preference is given to vendors with interactive activities.
We offer vendors:
An excellent location at the heart of our festival. The Gym flanks the Multi-Purpose room, where our mainstage readings take place
A 6x3 foot banquet table or round table (If a round configuration works for your activity, please let us know)
Free listing in the Sierra Poetry Festival Program (500 printed copies + unlimited online)
10% advertising discount in our Sierra Poetry Festival Program (500 printed copies + unlimited online)
The opportunity to donate an item/s or premium for our Swag Bag. This is an excellent promotional tool and ensures that your products reach upwards of 200 festival goers
Opportunities to sponsor the Sierra Poetry Festival. This will support Poet Leaders as well as attendance by young people via student scholarships.
Vendors are required to participate in the full day at the set hours for the event, 10am to 4pm. An attendant must be present in designated vendor space during all event hours.
Set-up time for vendor spaces is from 9-10am on Saturday, April 29. Vendors are required to check in at the Festival Registration table upon arrival.
Participating vendors must have a literary theme.
Your Vendor Application & Agreement requires you to specify EXACTLY what items are being sold, exhibited, promoted or distributed at the event. The Sierra Poetry Festival is a family-oriented event. All merchandise must be acceptable for children under the age of 16 to view.
In the event that a vendor has failed to occupy their space 30 minutes prior to the event start, the Festival Committee shall have the right to utilize such space in any manner it chooses; vendor shall not be entitled to a refund.
All TRASH must be contained. Vendors must supply the necessary trash cans for garbage inside their booth space.
Vendors may park in designated parking areas (to be provided).