Squaw Valley hosts writers’ community
Fiction, poetry and screenwriting are all part of the program as the Squaw Valley Community of Writers hosts their 32nd season of writing workshops and literary events at Squaw Valley USA.Throughout the summer, aspiring writers gather at Squaw Valley for special fiction, poetry and screenwriting workshops and talks led by writer-teachers, editors and professionals from the Community of Writers Staff.All participants are chosen from a large pool of applicants based on a submitted manuscript.In conjunction with the workshops, the Community of Writers offers a variety of afternoon and evening events open to the public including readings, talks, lectures and panel discussions.Highlighting the summer’s literary calendar are two unique presentations, a poetry reading and book signing with Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Sharon Olds, Brenda Hillman and Galway Kinnell and a special fund-raising evening with bestselling authors Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott and Amy Tan. Proceeds benefit the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.Reservations are recommended for all events, as seating is limited.For more information, an events schedule, reservations and individual event locations please call (530) 581-5368 or visit http://www.squawvalleywriters. org.Squaw Valley Community of Writers SummerLiterary EventsReservations Recommended: 530-581-5200POETRY READINGThursday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ($12 at the door) Readings by: Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Brenda Hillman, Galway Kinnell and Sharon Olds. A book signing will follow the readings.SUNDAY, Aug. 58 p.m. Anne Lamott: Opening TalkMONDAY, Aug. 61 p.m. Max Byrd on Plotting2 p.m. Lynn Freed: Autobiography and Fiction3 p.m. Panel on the Historical Novel: Max Byrd, Henry Carlisle, Karen Joy Fowler and James D. Houston5:30 p.m. Staff Readings: Jim Krusoe & Sandra Scofield8 p.m. Tom Rickman on ScreenwritingTUESDAY, Aug. 71 p.m. Louis B. Jones: On Dialogue2 p.m. Writer and Editor: Janet Fitch and Michael Pietsch3 p.m. Panel on Memoir: Olga Carlisle, James Brown, Moira Johnston, Adair Lara, Anne Lamott and Al Young5:30 p.m. Staff Readings: James Brown & Olga Carlisle8 p.m. Staff Readings: Adair Lara, Al Young, Mark ChildressWEDNESDAY, Aug. 81-2:30 p.m. Editors & Publishers Panel2:30- 4 p.m. Literary Agents Panel5:30 p.m. Staff Readings: Carolyn Doty & Lynn Freed8 p.m. Special fund-raising event ($30 at the door/$50 per couple) Readings by Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott and Amy TanFRIDAY, Aug. 101 p.m. Gill Dennis, Joanne Meschery & Sandra Scofield2 p.m. Panel on Short Story: Jay Gummerman, James Brown, Jim Krusoe, Laura Glen Louis3 p.m. Short Story Editing & Publishing: Will Allison and Andrew Tonkovich5:30 p.m. Staff Readings: Will Allison and Sands Hall8 p.m. Staff Readings: Karen Joy Fowler, James D. Houston, Dava SobelSATURDAY, Aug. 111 p.m. Mark Childress: Sense of Place in Fiction2 p.m. Oakley Hall: Symbol & Indirection; Sands Hall: Metaphor3 p.m. Malcolm Margolin on Small PressesSUNDAY, Aug. 129 a.m. Published Alumni Reading Series: Judith Hendricks, Laura Glen Louis, Janis Cooke Newman and Adrienne Sharp. These readings are sponsored by the LEF Foundation.11 a.m. Dava Sobel: Closing Talk
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