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Vogue Robinson

Friday, April 26

Reading, 5 - 7pm

Saturday, April 27

1pm Workshop
5:30 pm Open Mic

Robinson’s first full-length publication, “Vogue 3:16,” was released in 2014 by Wrags Ink. Reader, Leslie Hoffman, notes, ” Vogue 3:16 is filled with poetry I wish I’d written myself. I do not share this poet’s background, yet I find something in each of her pieces that I can relate to. And don’t let Robinson’s apparent unpretentious-ness mislead you into thinking her poems are simplistic. The opposite is true, and this is her genius.” Vogue’s work has been published in Red Rock Review, Catching Calliope: Vol. 2, Legs of Tumbleweeds, Wings of Lace: An Anthology of Literature by Nevada Women, Clark: Poetry from Clark County, Nevada and a few online blogs as well. Vogue’s recent work has focused on exploring contemporary cultural and family dynamics through the lens of classic fairy tales; a volume of this work is forthcoming.

Named Clark County Nevada’s second poet laureate in 2017, Robinson says she writes primarily to find clarity and to tell her family’s story. This explains why her work is largely narrative and conversational. Recently, she has opened herself up to writing commissioned poems for private clients and crafting impromptu poems on typewriters with The Zelda Fitzgeralds. She was introduced to Spoken Word by her friend, Nicole, while in college at San Diego State University (SDSU). She was apprehensive to share any of her written work with others, but soon the audience became part of the reason why she performed. Spoken Word brings a new element to her writing, “I perform to remind myself that I am amazing because sometimes I forget when I’m not onstage.

Vogue’s grandmother, Martina Carpenter, was also an educator and taught almost every level while taking care of her family. She began in Art Education at Fisk University and retired from Good Hope Elementary School as a second grade teacher. It was no surprise when Vogue decided she wanted to be an educator like her Gramma.

Robinson is a graduate of SDSU where she earned her BA in English (in preparation for a teaching credential). While traditional classrooms proved a challenge, Vogue remains passionate about sharing what she has learned with others. She has an appreciation for human beings who find ways to put truth and heart into words. She leads community workshops on selected poets at Pearson Center and Winchester Cultural Center through Clark County Poet Laureate Programs. She continues educating others as a teaching artist at schools such as Gilbert Magnet Elementary School, Alexander Dawson School, Adelson Educational Campus, Valley High School and many other schools and non-profits throughout the Vegas Valley. Vogue also serves as the executive director of Poetry Promise Inc. (, which develops community-based programs to promote poetry and the literary arts in Clark County.

Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 5 - 7pm

Art Bar Open at 4:30pm
Literary Reading at 5:30pm April 26

Workshop at 1pm
Art Bar Open at 4:30pm
Open Mic 5:30pm April 27

Free to the Public

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; TourWest / WESTAF; Nevada Humanities; the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon deBraga Law, P. C.; the Bretzlaff Foundation; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Churchill County; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Speedway Market; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Post; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

The free performances by Blair Crimmins & the Hookers and William Elliot Whitmore are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, and City of Fallon.

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