Music and Poetry Community Event
Enjoy an afternoon of Music and Poetry at PLAYA with internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Laura Gibson and Oregon’s 10th poet laureate, Anis Mojgani for a free performance on Saturday, August 7 from 3 – 4:30pm.
Tickets are free and must be reserved ahead of time. Click HERE to reserve.
* Cabin rental packages will be available for this event. Cabin reservations will open by May 1st.
Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her most recent album Goners (Barsuk/City Slang) is a meditation on grief and empathy which The Fader described as, “so incessantly beautiful that one cannot help but want to gently crack it open to get to its beating core.” The New York Times summarized its themes: “longing and instinct, and whether they can ever converge.”
Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, Gibson has toured four continents and had the distinct honor of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Between albums, Gibson earned an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, completing her thesis in the back of a tour van. She’s been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, and AIRIE Everglades; is the recipient of a Hertog fellowship and a RACC Grant; and remains a frequent collaborator with both major arts organizations and her indie rock peers. https://www.lauragibsonmusic.com
Anis Mojgani was appointed Oregon’s 10th poet laureate in spring 2020. He is a two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and has performed at hundreds of universities and festivals across the U.S. and worldwide, including in Australia, Jamaica and South Korea. The Portland-based poet has written several books, including “In the Pockets of Small Gods,” “The Pocketknife Bible” and “Songs from Under the River.” His work has appeared on NPR, HBO, and in journals such as Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine and Bat City Review. He has been awarded residences at the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The Schools program, the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve and The Sou’Wester. https://www.thepianofarm.com
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We offer cabin rental packages for people who want to stay at PLAYA during their workshop. This is a first-come, first gets it reservation system. We encourage you to choose your cabin as soon as you sign up for your Workshop, as these will go fast!