Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez

Learn the story behind a carved dolphin atop a walking stick in this rare appearance by Georgiana Valoyce-Sanchez, a respected elder of the Chumash people whose bands once extended from Morro Bay to Malibu. Her poetry combines memoir and lyrical emotion. Valoyce-Sanchez’ new book of poetry A Light To Do Shellwork By (Scarlet Tanager Press) is a treasure trove of timeless California. Everyone who has driven the Pacific Coast Highway will recognize the land she speaks of and will relish the histories shared by this respected elder. Her stories, memoir and poetic song join together, and her unforgettable presence fills her audiences with wonder.

Indigenous Voices Series sponsored by City of Healdsburg Public Art Grant