An Evening with the Internationally Acclaimed Author and Poet James Ragan

An Evening with the Internationally Acclaimed Author and Poet James Ragan
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The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference, for the first time ever, will open to the public its featured guest speaker event featuring internationally acclaimed and award-winning author and poet James Ragan. Ragan is the author of 8 books that have been translated into 15 languages, including In the Talking Hours, Lusions, The Hunger Wall, The World Shouldering I, Too Long a Solitude, and Womb Weary. He is the recipient of countless awards, including three Fulbright Professorships, two Honorary Doctorates, and the Emerson Poetry Prize to name just a few. Ragan will speak about his work and recite original poems. More about James Ragan:  


In addition, there will be an open mic reading by Gold Rush Writers’ Conference participants, followed by an informal cash bar gathering at the hotel bar with the band, IT’S ALL GOOD. (


This special public event is made possible by a generous grant from Calaveras Community Council ( and will be capped at 36 people. Admission is only $5 per person in advance and $10 (cash only) at the door if not sold out. Dessert and coffee is included. Hotel Leger Ballroom in Mokelumne Hill, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM.


Gold Rush Writers’ Conference was founded in 2005 by New York Times best-selling author and Mokelumne Hill resident Antoinette May with the help of a dedicated group of fellow writers. The goal of the Gold Rush Writers’ Conference is to provide creative writers of all levels a chance to participate one-on-one with established professionals through workshops, lectures, panels and readings.  


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·      What: An Evening with the Internationally Acclaimed Author and Poet
James Ragan Presented by The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference

·      When: Saturday, May 6, 2017

·      Time: 7:30 pm

·      Where: Hotel Leger Ballroom, 8304 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245,, telephone: (209) 286-1401. Google Map:

·      Ticket Prices: $5 in advance through at or $10 (cash only) at the door. 

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