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Meet the Community of Writers
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community
Sacramento, CA
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Meet the Community of Writers
Join us for an evening of readings by Community of Writers Alumni and faculty authors to benefit the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.  Reception and Book-sales/signings to follow.

Natalie Baszile, Meg Waite Clayton, Marion Palaia, Josh Weil
Emcee: Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak

Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.
(Online ticket sales will end at 3:00 pm the day of the event, however arrive at 6:30 to purchase tickets at the door)

Doors Open at 6:30. The reading starts at 7:00 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signings by authors after the event.

Since 1969, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets and writers for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing.

NATALIE BASZILE ('01) is the author of "Queen Sugar," soon to be adapted for televison by writer/director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Oprah's television network.

MEG WAITE CLAYTON ('00) is the "New York Times" bestselling author of five novels including "The Race for Paris" and "The Wednesday Sisters." Her books have been translated into languages from German to Lithuanian to Chinese.

FRANCES DINKELSPIEL ('03/'04) is an award-winning journalist who co-founded the local news site Berkeleyside. She is the author of "Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California," and the New York Times bestseller, "Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California," which was published in October.

MARIAN PALAIA ('00) is the author of the novel "The Given World," published by Simon and Schuster in 2015. "The Given World" has been longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Her work has been published most recently in The Virginia Quarterly, TriQuarterly, and Joyland.

JOSH WEIL (faculty) is the author of the novel "The Great Glass Sea" and the novella collection "The New Valley", both named a New York Times Editor's Choice. He is the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a "5 Under 35" Award from the National Book Foundation.


Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community (View)
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
United States


Arts > Literary

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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