Public Events

Every year, the Community of Writers puts on a number of readings and events that are open to the public, and most are free of charge. We do appreciate a reservation

2015 Summer Program Dates

Poetry Workshops: June 20 – 27, 2015 (Sat-Sat)
Writers Workshops: July 6 – 13, 2015 (Mon-Mon)

SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE Full Schedule of Events for June and July, 2015

Schedule of Public Events: July 7 – 13, 2015

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SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE July Schedule of Events

Evening events require advance reservation. Please reserve online here or via phone at (530) 583-5200.


Featured Event: Authors Read & Talk About Their Work

Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley, CA

  • Mark Childress
  • Anne Lamott
  • Elizabeth Rosner
  • Tiphanie Yanique

Writers read and discuss their work and sign books in these special events, which are open to the public. Advance reservation required. Please reserve online here or via phone at (530) 583-5200. Suggested Donation: $20 per person/$8 student (tax-deductible)


Nonfiction Night

Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley, CA

“Research Rapture: How Not to Bore Your Readers With Painfully Unearthed Information and Fascinating-But-Irrelevant Facts” w/ Michael Carlisle, John Daniel, Frances Dinkelspiel, Sands Hall, moderated by Martin J. Smith.

Admission is free to the public and no reservations are required.


Published Alumni Reading Series

Thursday, July 9th, at 5:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley, CA

Paulette Livers, Peyton Marshall, Aline Ohanesian, Andrew Roe, and Désirée Zamorano. View Staff Bios

The Community of Writers is delighted to celebrate the success of our alumni, and we invite those with recent books back to the Workshops to present their work to participants, staff, and the public. Admission is free to the public and no reservations are required. Join us for a reception beforehand at 5:00 p.m.

This event is supported by Noel Corngold and Emily Adelsohn Corngold.


Featured Event: Authors Read & Talk About Their Work

Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley, CA

  • Alan Cheuse
  • Yiyun Li
  • Amy Tan
  • Diana Wagman

Writers read and discuss their work and sign books in these special events, which are open to the public. Advance reservation required. Please reserve online here or via phone at (530) 583-5200. Suggested Donation: $20 per person/$8 student (tax-deductible)


Panels & Craft Talks

Squaw Valley, CA

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.

SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE Schedule of Events

Short Takes Readings

Squaw Valley, CA

On many a late Tahoe afternoon during the Writers Workshops, we invite staff members to keep things energized with a round of fast fiction and nonfiction readings.  Admission is free to the public and no reservations are required.

SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE

These events are made possible in part by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation, Julia Drake, PR, as well as grants and individual contributions from our friends, former participants, and teaching staff.
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Sacramento Benefit Poetry Reading

Friday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  • Forrest Gander
  • Robert Hass
  • Brenda Hillman
  • J. Michael Martinez
  • Sharon Olds
  • Evie Shockley

Our staff poets bring their award-winning work to Sacramento to help raise money for our Poetry Workshop Scholarship Fund, which enables talented writers to attend the poetry workshop in Squaw Valley.

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door, $12/$15 for students with ID. More Info

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Squaw Valley Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 25, at 8:00 p.m.
Squaw Valley, CA

  • Forrest Gander
  • Robert Hass
  • Brenda Hillman
  • J. Michael Martinez
  • Sharon Olds
  • Evie Shockley

Every year, our staff of six award-winning staff poets presents an extraordinary evening of poetry. We will host our annual Poetry Reading on the evening of Thursday, June 25, 2015. Suggested donation $20/ $8 students. Advance reservation required via phone (530) 584-6136 or email.

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