Janesville poet participates in Poetry of the Sierra Foothills event

Janesville’s Dianna Henning and Lara Gularte, Poet Laureate Emeritus of El Dorado County, participate in the Poetry of the Sierra Foothills event held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Chateau Davell Winery in Camino, California.

Dianna Henning.

Henning taught through California Poets in the Schools, received several California Arts Council grants and taught poetry workshops through the William James Association’s Prison Arts Program, including at Folsom Prison. She runs The Thompson Peak Writers’ Workshop from 1994 to present. Publications, in part include: The Power of the Feminine, 2024; Blue Heron Review 2024; The Tule Review;, 2024 Verse Virtual 2024; Mocking Heart Review, 2024; Poet News, Sacramento 2024; Artemis Journal, 2021, 2022 and 2023; The Adirondack Review; Memoir Magazine; The Lake, UK 2024; California Quarterly; New American Writing. Nomination by The Adirondack Review for a Pushcart Prize, her eighth Pushcart nomination. The earned an MFA in Writing, Vermont College, and her fourth poetry book. “Camaraderie of the Marvelous” published in 2021. Henning’s work was recently recently published in the anthology, “That a Pretty Thing to Call It, Prose and Poetry by Artists Teaching in Carceral Institutions” in 2023. Henning did an apprenticeship with Allen Ginsberg summer of ’82 at Naropa Inst, received a fellowship to the Dublin Writers’ Center in Ireland from Eastern Washington University, and was awarded fellowships, scholarships to The Frost Place, Breadloaf and Aspen writers conferences.

Lara Gularte.

Gularte is Poet Laureate Emeritus of El Dorado County, 2021 to 2023. Her most recent book of poetry, “Fourth World Woman,” was published by Finishing Line Press, and her book, “Kissing the Bee” about her California Portuguese pioneer ancestors was published by The Bitter Oleander Press in 2018. She’s been nominated for several pushcart prizes, and you can find her work in national and international journals and anthologies. She is affiliated with the Cigarros Colloquium: Azoreans Diaspora Writers, at the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute, California State University, Fresno. Gularte is a teaching artist of creative writing at Mule Creek State Prison, and co-leads a poet and writers’ workshop with author, Beverly Parayno, at the Cameron Park Library. She is known for conducting Ekphrastic poetry/writing workshops at local art galleries and hosts this popular monthly reading series, Poetry of the Sierra Foothills, here at Chateau Davell Winery.

The Chateau Davell Winery is located at 3020 Vista Tierra Drive, Camino — right off Highway 50 about four miles from Placerville.

For more information, call (530) 644-2016.