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We Are Nevadans: Hear Us

June 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On June 10 at 2:00 p.m., at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, several Nevadans will offer a reader’s theatre performance of work that has been submitted to the Nevada Poetry Project, Nevadan to Nevadan: What I Need to Tell You. Gailmarie Pahmeier, Nevada Poet Laureate, commissioned playwright Jeanmarie Simpson to create a collage script of lines and images from the poems submitted to the project. Readers include representatives from rural and urban areas, including readers from the arts, education, politics, and journalism. Save the date and join us! 


We Are Nevadans: Hear Us
June 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Oats Park Art Center, 151 E Park St #3443, Fallon, NV 89406 in Fallon
For more info, contact Gailmarie Pahmeier, Nevada Poet Laureate at 

About the Readers:  

Andrea Martinez is a Nevada-raised visual artist with a day job in Healthcare Internet Services.  Her earliest years were spent in rural Colorado and Wyoming; she has lived in Northern Nevada for 37 years.  Her intersectional identities include Mexican American, queer, first-generation college graduate, full-bodied, working-class woman. 

Joanne Mallari is a Reno-based, Filipino-American poet. She has served as a teaching artist for Teen Empowerment, a program sponsored by Sierra Arts Foundation. In 2020, she joined the English department faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses in first-year composition and creative writing. Her debut chapbook, Daughter Tongue, was published by Kelsay Books.  

Everett Ray George is an enrollee of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, a founding member of the Rough Talk Sweethearts theatre troupe, and the grandson of Ray Holly. He was a proud super senior at Churchill County High School and is previously known for his work at the Fox Peak station in Fallon. Currently he’s works at Stepping Stones youth shelter and, on a really good night, is able to write poems and stuff after a shift. 

Gailmarie Pahmeier is a UNR Professor Emerita. She’s the author of six collections of poetry and served the City of Reno as its inaugural Poet Laureate. She’s received honors and awards from the Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities. She’s currently Poet Laureate of Nevada and a 2022 Laureate Fellow of the Academy of American Poets. 

Jeanmarie Simpson has been writing and performing since 1972 and has been a Nevada Arts Council roster artist for 39 years. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society and the Dramatists Guild of America and is retired from Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA. 

nila northSun is a poet and tribal historian, and she’s an influential writer in the second wave of the Native American Renaissance. Born in Shurz, Nevada, she’s the daughter of activist Adam Fortunate Eagle and lives on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation. She’s a recipient of the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, the author of several collections of poetry, and her work appears in the recent anthology Living Nations, Living Words, edited by former United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. 

Daniel Enrique Pérez is a poet and scholar who serves as associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also is an associate professor of Chicanx and Latinx studies and a faculty associate of the Gender, Race and Identity program. He is a founding member of Teatro Bravo, a Latino theater company in Phoenix and has published several works related to theater and performance. 

B Fulkerson, a 5th generation Nevadan, is the Lead National Organizer for Third Act. Their first act was serving as executive director of Citizen Alert, Nevada’s first statewide watchdog organization, raising a daughter, and coming out. Their second act was marrying their husband from rural Nevada, co-founding the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and serving as Executive Director for a quarter century. Their third act is helping raise two grandkids and doing everything in their power to ensure they have a shot at a livable planet. 

Frank X. Mullen is the editor of the Reno News & Review, known for his hard-hitting investigative series. He’s also an author, historian, actor, and university journalism instructor. Frank has twice been named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist of the Year by the Nevada Press Association and has won many national and regional journalism awards throughout his career. In 2021, he was inducted into the Nevada Journalism Hall of Fame. 


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June 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Oats Park Art Center
151 E Park St #3443
Fallon, NV 89406 United States
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