Events in the Valley

You are Invited to Our 2019 Public Events in the Squaw Valley

The Community of Writers is made possible with substantial support of these organizations. Thank you !

 


Are you a Tahoe Area local or visitor? Are you an alum who wants to come and visit? Every year, the Community of Writers puts on a number of readings and events as part of our Summer Writing Workshops. These are open to the public, and most are free of charge.

We are grateful to our friends and alums for their support: www.communityofwriters.org/supporters

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2019 July Events During The Writers Workshops

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Schedule may change without notice. (Please note: Howard Norman is unable to join us this summer.)

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Special Evening Events

Reservations and/or ticket purchase recommended: Suggested donation $20/$8 student.

The Community of Writers also invites you to attend our remarkable evening events. This year we offer Special Events on three separate evenings, Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10, and Saturday July 13, with readings by authors with new publications. $20 adult/$8 Student. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Books will be available for purchase.

Most evening events will take place at 7:30 pm outside on the KT22 Deck,  so please dress in warmly. If it is too chilly, we will move inside the Olympic House which tends to be too warm. So dress in layers.

On Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 pm we present:

Tyler Dilts •  Alex Espinoza •  Rachel Howard •  Victoria Patterson

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Please note: This event may be indoors or outside, so please dress in layers. (Inside may be quite warm; outside may be cool.)


On Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm we present:

Janet Fitch •  Vanessa Hua •  Julia Flynn Siler •  Gregory Spatz

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Please note: This event may be indoors or outside, so please dress in layers. (Inside may be quite warm; outside may be cool.)

Thursday, July 11 Special Afternoon Event – Meet our Published Alums!

On Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 pm we present The Published Alumni Reading Series.
The Community of Writers is delighted to celebrate the success of these writers and to present them to the participants, staff, and the public. Plaza Bar.

No reservation required.

Please join us to hear brief readings and comments from these recently published alums.


On Saturday, July 13 we are honored to present:

Daniel Halpern •  Joyce Carol Oates •  Amy Tan

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Please note: This event may be indoors or outside, so please dress in layers. (Inside may be quite warm; outside may be cool.)

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Panels & Craft Talks

Don’t miss the chance to hear our staff share insights into the craft and business of writing. Topics are new each year, with the exception of our popular publishing panels, which feature agents, editors, and publishers providing insights and answering questions on this shifting landscape. Most panels and craft talks take place during the afternoon. Admission is free to the public and no reservations are required.

Most Craft Talks and Panels will take place in Bar One in the Olympic House between 1 and 4 pm.

Craft Talks

Prose Craft talks and and The Interview this year will be presented by:

Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00 PM

Author Ramona Ausubel presents a craft talk: “Eight Drafts in Search of A Story.”

Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

Author Sands Hall presents a craft talk on the intersection between Fiction and Memoir.

Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 PM

Beth Ruyak of Capital Public Radio will record an interview. TBD


Late Afternoon Short Takes Readings

On many afternoons during the Writers Workshops, we invite staff members to read brief works of  fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished.  Admission is free to the public and no reservations are required.

Most afternoon readings will take place in Plaza Bar in the Olympic House at 5:30 pm.

See Schedule of Events for more details.


An Evening With Beloved Poets

June 21, 2019

Nationally Known Poets return to Nevada County

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Forrest Gander  •  Robert Hass  •  Brenda Hillman
David Tomas Martinez  •  Jane Miller •  Sharon Olds • Gregory Pardlo

This year we are pleased to welcome seven extraordinary poets including four Pulitzer Prize winners, a recipient of the Griffin International Prize, a recipient of the Wallace Award for Poetry, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, a National Book Award winner, and a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.

Poet Bios

Community of Writers Poetry Alum Maxima Kahn will Emcee the Event.

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)

On Friday, June 21, 2019, acclaimed poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, David Tomas Martinez, Jane Miller, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo will read from their poetry in the Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, California.

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An Extraordinary Evening of Poetry

Nationally Known Poets return to Squaw Valley

Click on the author portraits to learn about these poets and their work. Or View as List

Forrest Gander  •  Robert Hass  •  Brenda Hillman
David Tomas Martinez  •  Jane Miller •  Sharon Olds • Gregory Pardlo

This year we are pleased to welcome six extraordinary poets
including four Pulitzer-Prize winners.

Poet Bios

Thursday, June 27, 2019

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)

Bar One: Olympic House, Squaw Valley

1990 Squaw Valley Road

On Thursday, June 27, 2019 acclaimed poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, David Tomas Martinez, Jane Miller, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo will read from their poetry at the Olympic House in Squaw Valley. Weather permitting, this event may take place outside. Dress in layers.

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