writing events

July Words about Town






Literary goings on in and around Nevada County this month:†

Words

Word Jam

Sunday, July 14, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

10009 W River Street
Truckee, Calif. 96161

Open mic story performances. For more information, call 530-386-3901.

Storytelling

Sierra Storytelling Festival

Friday, July 19–Sunday, July 21
North Columbia Schoolhouse Educational Center
17894 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Award-winning nationally recognized storytellers bring their best to this must-attend event for all storytellers and spoken word performers. Tickets available at sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by calling (530) 265-2826.

Short Stories

Tim O’Connor’s Readers Theater

Sunday, July 28, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Miner’s Foundry
325 Spring Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Story time for grown-ups featuring selected short stories from the 1930s read by local actors. $10

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June Words about Town






Literary goings on in and around Nevada County this month:†

Words

Tell Tailors Guild

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Madelyn Helling Library amphitheater
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Narrative games and a gathering of writers and storytellers — outside at the amphitheater at Madelyn Helling library.

Poetry

Word of Mouth

Sunday, June 2, 6:00–9:00 pm
The Stone House
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Poetry and spoken word open mic night.

Poetry Benefit Reading

Friday, June 21, 7:00–9:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Cultural Center
410 S. Church St.
Grass Valley, Calif. 95945

Poetry Crashers: “It’s Our Fault”

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Truckee Philosophy
10412 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, Calif. 96161

Nevada County Poet Laureate Chris Olander and The Poetry Crashers team up in Truckee for a tangled twist on traditional poetry.

Kate Haight’s Sketchy Ladies!

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Wild Eye Pub
535 Mill St.
Grass Valley, Calif. 95945

Wild Eye Pub’s monthly comedy night serves up sketches, improv, and stand-up. $12–$15.

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Write-ins: 16, 23 & 30 May

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and perhaps a nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook/laptop and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll have a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Thursday, 16 May 2019
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
City Council
233 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

Thursday, 23 May 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Updated Location:
Caroline’s Coffee
128 S Auburn St., Grass Valley, Calif.

Thursday, 30 May 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Broad Street Bistro
426 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

May Words about Town






Literary goings on in and around Nevada County this month:†

Poetry

Word of Mouth

Sunday, May 5, 6:00–9:00 pm
The Stone House
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Poetry and spoken word open mic night.

It Started with the Wild Horses

Saturday, May 18, 4:00–5:30 pm
The Open Book
671 Maltman Drive
Grass Valley, Calif. 95945

Join poet Ingrid Keriotis for a reading and book launch of her poetry.

Storywalk

Dreamers

Through Monday, May 6
Harmony Books
130 Main Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Read Yuyi Morales’ picture book Dreamers as you stroll through downtown Nevada City. Begin at Harmony Books and follow the cues to find where to read next.

Workshops

Drop-in Creative Writing

Wednesdays, 3:00–4:00 pm
ej gallery
408 Broad Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Local poet and literary editor Iven Lourie hosts creative writing sessions inspired by art.

Boot Camp for Writers

Sunday, May 5–Tuesday, May 8
Reiki Kitchen Event Center
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Join C. S. Lakin and Catharine Bramkamp for an intensive 3-day scene mastery writing workshop. $360.

Riding the Dragon

May 10–June 28
Fridays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Inner Path
200 Commercial Street
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Teens and adults are invited to dive into this 8-week poetry writing course designed to get the ink flowing, expand your skills, and deepen your appreciation. $360.

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Write-ins: 23 April & 2 May

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and perhaps a nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook/laptop and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll have a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
10:30 a.m. – noon
Break Caffe Espresso Bar
595 East Main St., Grass Valley, Calif.

Thursday, 2 May 2019
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
City Council
233 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

Write-ins: 10 & 17 April

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and perhaps a nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook/laptop and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll have a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Brew Bakers
209 W Main St., Grass Valley, Calif.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
City Council
233 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

Write-ins: 4 & 6 April

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and perhaps a nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook/laptop and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll have a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Thursday, 4 April 2019
10:30 – noon
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli
231 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley, Calif.

Saturday, 6 April 2019
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
City Council
233 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

Write-ins: 20 March & 23 March

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and perhaps a nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook/laptop and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll have a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
City Council
233 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif.

Saturday, 23 March 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Brew Bakers
209 W. Main St., Grass Valley, Calif.

Write-ins: 02.23.19 & 02.27.19

Drop-in gatherings for no-excuse writing.

Join us for a 90-minute stretch of focused writing in the company of familiar faces and a mid-morning nosh or beverage.

We’ll keep the first hour dedicated to pens on paper, so bring your notebook and whatever writing project is on your front burner. Not working on anything specific right now? No problem. We’ll even bring a few prompts and writing ideas to get you rolling on something new.

For those who wish to share your work or your writing process, let’s discuss! We’ll lift the silence for the last half hour.

Where:
FoxHound Espresso
317 Spring Street, Nevada City, Calif.
When:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli
231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, Calif.
When:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 a.m

February Words about Town






Literary goings on in and around Nevada County this month:

Storytelling

Nevada County Reads & Writes 2019

Friday, February 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Nevada County Community Library
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

StoryCorps’ Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project.
Local memoir writers Mary Street and Judie Rae share their stories.

Saturday February 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nevada County Community Library
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Foothills Storytelling Guild launches Nevada County Reads & Writes 2019. Come hear live storytelling performance and ways to make your own stories even better.

February 18 – March 1
Nevada County Community Library
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Application submissions accepted for StoryCorps interviewers and interviewees online or at local library branches.

Poetry

Poets Quartet

Saturday, February 9, 2:00 pm
ej gallery
408 Broad Street (In the New York Hotel mall)
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

The Poets Quartet performs “Poetry and Wild Nature” featuring poems by Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, Robinson Jeffers, Joanne Kyger, H.D., and others.

Winter Poetry Hour with Molly Fisk

Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Flour Garden Bakery, 999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
Come talk poetry with Nevada County’s Poet Laureate

Spoken Word

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Word After Word Bookshop
10118 Donner Pass Rd. #2, Truckee, Calif. 96161

Workshops

Creative Writing

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ej gallery
408 Broad Street (In the New York Hotel mall)
Nevada City, Calif. 95959

Local poet and literary editor Iven Lourie hosts creative writing sessions inspired by art.

Going to any events? Let us know!
Have more writerly announcements to share? Please do!

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