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Poetry Reading: Anis Mojgani (Oregon Poet Laureate)

March 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


March 17, 2023

Poetry Reading at 7:00 pm

Art Center East

Anis Mojgani, Oregon Poet Laureate will present a poetry reading at Art Center East on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 7:00 pm. Mojgani is a spoken word poet, visual artist, and musician whose performance at ACE coincides with ACE’s annual fiber arts and jewelry exhibit.

The reading and exhibit are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The February 3 – March 25, 2023 exhibit’s theme is Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber. Mojgani’s free public reading on March 17 is a wonderful opportunity for community members to hear some fantastic poetry and view beautiful fiber and jewelry artworks inspired by poems that the artists chose themselves.

Mojgani, a two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and an International World Cup Poetry Slam winner, was named Oregon’s tenth Poet Laureate in April 2020. Born in New Orleans to Black and Iranian parents, he is the author of five books of poetry. He has performed at universities, festivals and venues around the globe for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations.

The Oregon Poet Laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon. 

The Poet Laureate program is a collaborative project of the state’s five statewide cultural partners, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities, and the State Historic Preservation Office. The program is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and managed by Oregon Humanities. More information and program history can be found at


March 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
1006 Penn Ave
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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