Public Events

You are Invited to Our 2018 Public Events

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.

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July Events During The Writers Workshops

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Schedule may change without notice.

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.

  • Max Byrd
  • Michael V. Carlisle
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Kirstin Valdez Quade
  • Andrew Winer

Craft talks this year will be given by:Kirstin Valdez Quade, Andrew Winer, Karen Joy Fowler, Michael Carlisle and Max Byrd.

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during the Writers Workshops, we invite staff members to read brief works of  fiction and nonfiction, published and unpublished.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.

Special 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 two separate evenings, Monday 10 and Thursday 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 in Plaza Bar in the Olympic House at 7:30 pm. However, if that venue is too warm, we may move it outside, under the stars, so please dress in layer.

On Monday, July 9 we present:

  • Edan Lepucki
  • Edie Meidav
  • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Andrew Winer

Edan Lepucki  •  Edie Meidav •  Margaret Wilkserson Sexton •  Andrew Winer

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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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On Tuesday, July 10 we present:

“The Fiction Writer’s New Toolbox: Novelists Read From Their Memoirs, Discuss the Essential Challenges of Writing From Life”

Glen David Gold  •  Sands Hall  •  Elizabeth Rosner  •  Amy Tan

  • Glen David Gold
  • Sands Hall
  • Elizabeth Rosner
  • Amy Tan

Moderated by Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 11 we present:

Special Afternoon Event: Meet our Published Alumni!

On Wednesday, 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.

No reservation required.

Please join us to hear brief readings from

  • Michael Andreasen
  • Laurie Ann Doyle
  • Jimin Han
  • Mary Kuryla
  • Brian Rogers


Michael Andreasen  •  Laurie Doyle  •  Jimin Han  •  Mary Kuryla  •  Brian Rogers

Introduced by

Charmaine Craig

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On Friday, July 13 we present:

  • Charmaine Craig
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Peter Orner
  • Gabriel Tallent

Charmaine Craig  •  Karen Joy Fowler  • Peter Orner  •  Gabriel Tallent

 

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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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An Extraordinary Evening of Poetry

Nationally Known Poets return to Squaw Valley

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

  • Kazim Ali
  • Mónica de la Torre
  • Robert Hass
  • Sharon Olds
  • Evie Shockley
  • Dean Young

Kazim Ali  •  Mónica de la Torre  •  Robert Hass
Sharon Olds  •  Evie Shockley •  Dean Young

This year we are pleased to welcome six extraordinary poets
including two Pulitzer-Prize winners and a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Poet Bios

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

Olympic House, Squaw Valley

1960 Squaw Valley Road

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 acclaimed poets Kazim Ali, Mónica del la Torre, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Evie Shockley and Dean Young 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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An Evening With Beloved Poets

Nationally Known Poets return to Nevada City

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

  • Kazim Ali
  • Mónica de la Torre
  • Robert Hass
  • Sharon Olds
  • Evie Shockley
  • Dean Young

Kazim Ali  •  Mónica de la Torre  •  Robert Hass
Sharon Olds  •  Evie Shockley •  Dean Young

This year we are pleased to welcome six extraordinary poets
including two Pulitzer-Prize winners and a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Poet Bios

Nevada County Poet Laureate Molly Fisk will Emcee the Event.
  • Fisk, Molly
    Molly Fisk

Friday, June 22, 2018
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)

Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center

On Friday, June 22, 2018 acclaimed poets Kazim Ali, Mónica del la Torre, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Evie Shockley and Dean Young will read from their poetry in the Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.

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