Ridge Writers to discuss ‘Imagination Lab’

Noted High Sierra poet Eva Poole-Gilson will report at the Thursday, June 6, Ridge Writers meeting on developments of the Imagination Lab in Bishop. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

The public is invited and admission is free.

Activities of the Imagination Lab include the Eastside Writing Circle, talk and music, yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong. Among upcoming events, the Lab will host ArtBreak video interviews from the 1980s on Friday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. Building on the Lab’s achievements, Poole-Gilson has announced a campaign to launch the High Sierra Arts Museum, a permanent venue to honor local artists in their many diverse genres. It will be designed and blueprinted by a brain-storming network of area individuals and organizations.

For a bonus at the June 6 Ridge Writers meeting, she will bring Gail Swain who created and will perform a sneak preview of the premiere of the first High Sierra Cast of Characters film, “Mary Austen.”

Poole-Gilson taught writing and literature for 20 years at Cerro Coso College. With California Arts Council grants, she was poet-in-residence at two High Sierra high schools. She has particularly enjoyed serving as a teaching poet via California Poets in the Schools, housed in San Francisco.

Ridge Writers (www.facebook.com/RidgeWriters; CWC-ridgewriters.org) is the East Sierra Branch of the 110-year-old California Writers Club (calwriters.org) which traces its roots back to Jack London and friends in the Bay Area.

Story First Published: 2019-05-24