Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of the short story collection Graft, to be published in October 2022, and the ebook Sad Girl & Other Stories (2014), and the audiobook Mary of the Chance Encounters (2016). She’s a member of Season 9 Community Literary Initiative, which seeks to democratize creative writing outside academia producing a poetry collection the daughterland, due in 2023. Her poetry chapbook, Burn Scars, about the Dixie Fire will be published in July 2022. She’s the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Red Flag Warning to be published by HeyDay Books. Her creative work can be seen online and in print in many literary journals and websites. Margaret is the co-founder of Pachuca Productions/Las Pachucas Films: the only latinx based theatre troupe in the Sierras where she is the head writer and producer. Through her association with Plumas Arts she’s part of the Artists in the Schools program in Plumas County delivering theatre experiences to kindergarten through second grade. She’s the Poetry Out Loud coordinator for Plumas County high schools. She taught at the community college level for nearly two decades. She’s a reporter with Feather Publishing in Quincy, CA.

A Plea for the Arts

Get into the arts — and see what happens Yes. I’m still tirelessly pushing for arts and literature and libraries in Plumas County. We do hiking and contemplating our own outdoor navels here–especially if cows, horses, or footballs are involved. But you know, might need other things….

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Happy 2019!

Happy New Year. Thank you for reading. As an artist I have those depressive moments where I exclaim from my bed “I didn’t do anything last year. No book came out. I suck!” But the older, wiser me says scroll through your iCalendar. Surely, you did something? Surely, you learned something? Experienced something? I am […]

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Running on Inspiration

Happy Friday. This seat on the board of trustees that I’m running for is of course a non partisan one. I’m struck however with a few observations on that. This season I’ve had the opportunity to see both people running for Congress in our district up close and personal. The differences between them couldn’t be […]

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