Squaw Valley Community of Writers: An Extraordinary Evening of Poetry Comes to Squaw Valley July 21 | SierraSun.com

Squaw Valley Community of Writers: An Extraordinary Evening of Poetry Comes to Squaw Valley July 21

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SQUAW VALLEY USA, Calif. and#8212; The Squaw Valley Community of Writers brings an Extraordinary Evening of Poetry to Squaw Valley USA July 21, 2011 by five award-winning staff poets: Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Cathy Park Hong, Major Jackson and Sharon Olds.

and#8220;The Tahoe area is so fortunate to have group of poets of this stature all in one place, some reading new work written just days before. Itand#8217;s a stellar line-up and promises to be moving, funny and profound,and#8221; said Brett Hall Jones, executive director of the Community of Writers.

As recently noted by the Sacramento Bee, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers has been considered among the countryand#8217;s most renowned literary conferences, along with the Sewanee and the Bread Loaf writers conferences. The literary troupe holds three genres of workshops every year: one for screenwriters, one for fiction, nonfiction and memoirs, and one for poetry.

and#8220;This year, we are pleased to welcome two new poets, Major Jackson and Cathy Park Hong who will join our roster of eminent nationally known and beloved poets,and#8221; said Jones.

This yearand#8217;s poetry workshop in Squaw Valley is running July 16-23. The 60 participating poets will write one poem every day in a boot-camp-style regimen while working with staff poets. The Community of Writersand#8217; renowned fiction and screenwriting workshops will convene this August.