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Thursday, March 7th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The UPS Store
111 Bank St., Grass Valley
Dave Elliot
(530) 272-6000


Thursday, April 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Headshots with a Purpose
Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley
Joy Porter
(530) 913-6045


Thursday, May 2nd
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley
William Hodges
(530) 274-6000


Thursday, May 30th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saint Joseph's Cultural Center
410 South Church St., Grass Valley
Deb Rossovitch
(530) 272-4725



Thursday, June 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Union
464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
Julia Stidham
(530) 273-9561


Thursday, June 27th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E Empire St., Grass Valley
Steve Sanchez
(530) 273-8522


Thursday, September 12th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sierra Harvest
Food Love Farm, 16200 Lake Vera Purdon Rd., Nevada City
 Miriam Limov
(530)  265-2343


Chili Cook-Off

Thursday, September 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
 Mike Bainbridge
(530)  652-2884


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Sierra Writers Conference @ Sierra College Grass Valley Campus
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Bird Conference Tickets on Sale through 1/15/19

Sierra College Hosts

Fourth Annual Sierra Writers Conference

On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, Sierra College and The Sierra Writers will host the Fourth Annual Writers Conference at the Grass Valley Campus. Doors open at 9:15 am for this full day of workshops.

Writers All…Are you ready to hone your craft? Collaborate with other writers? Get professional advice about your work? Then come to the Sierra Writers Conference to work on your process, join a community of writers, and participate in professional critique sessions. Join us for a day of learning, sharing, growing and being inspired to craft your words into the stories, articles, and books that only you can write.

Schedule of Events:

9:15 Doors Open

10:00 Introduction by Sierra Writers and Sierra College

10:30 – 11:30 Workshops

* Mary Volmer: “The Cat and the Pickle Dish: Creating Compelling Narratives Using Details Foreign and Familiar”

* Gene Berson: “Blacken Thy Page”

* Betsy Fasbinder: “From Page to Stage: Public Speaking Tips for Writers Before, During, and After Publication. OR From Page to Stage: Tips to Instantly Improve Your Public Speaking”

* Julie Baker: “Audience Development: How to Build and Earn the Audience for Your Writing.”

11:45 – 12:45 Workshops

* Sands Hall: “Fictional Techniques for the Memoirist”

* Larry Gold: “Lessons Learned after Writing Eighteen Novels”

* Patricia Dove Miller: “Spilling Family Secrets”

* Catharine Bramkamp: “Process: Turn Personal Stories into Compelling Fiction”


1:30 – 2:30 Josh Weil, Keynote Speaker – “Into Your Fear: Writing What Scares You”

2:45 – 4:15 Critique Workshops

Mark your calendar now. Registration is now open, go to https://sites.google.com/view/sierrawritersconference2019/home to find out more.