August 14, 6-8 pm • Bona Fide HQ


Everyone loves getting a letter! Join us and make cool mail art with paper, a typewriter or sewing machine, and ephemera.


SUMMER SESSIONS FULL: To get on wait list, please email us here.

10 am - 2 pm • Bona Fide HQ • $50


Join experienced letterpress printer Steve Robison in a fun, informative workshop at Tahoe Letterpress. You’ll learn how to use a composing stick, set type, and print your own cards or broadsides. The class includes materials and open studio hours at Tahoe Letterpress to work on your projects.

Class size is limited; register at the link below. Please state the workshop date in the note section.

June 26, 6-9 pm • Bona Fide HQ


In this jam-packed three-hour workshop, you'll learn how to bring your book project to completion, and which pitfalls (and expenses) to avoid. Publisher Kim Wyatt will walk you through editorial, production, design, marketing, and sales and distribution considerations, saving you time and money on your book publishing journey. $75

Sign up now!


Regular hours return May 11 • Thursdays 4-8 pm/Saturdays 12-4 pm

Also available by appointment. We're here a lot, so just holler!


Tahoe Writers Works, Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Tahoe Writers Works, an open workshop for writers of any genre, meets every other Tuesday, 6:30 pm, at Charter Advertising. Next meetings: May 23, June 6 & 20.


South Lake Tahoe Library & Friends of the Library Events

Young Adult Writers' Meetup, first and third Saturday of each month (excluding holidays) 3-4 pm: Working on a book, story or poem? Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion, and — of course — writing! Laptops available for use in the library. Snacks provided.

Kid's Nature Journal Club, second and fourth Saturday of the month (excluding holidays and December) 10 - 11:30 am: Do you love Lake Tahoe and the outdoors? Come learn skills for exploring the natural world around you and how to capture your adventures in a nature journal.  Some materials are provided, but bring a notebook and pen if you have them and make sure to dress for the weather—we’ll be going out exploring!

Saturday, July 22, 10 AM Book Sale Get some new beach reads. Hundreds of books to chose from. Friends of the Library members get in at 9 AM and have the opportunity to win a free bag of books. Join now or morning of the sale.
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 PM Local author Todd Borg returns with his 15th Owen McKenna Tahoe Mystery. Todd will also sharing his writing techniques, inspirations and story lines in a very entertaining way. This is not to be missed. Book sale and signing to follow.

All events take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Free and open to the public. Click here for complete offerings.

Lake Tahoe Community College

June 15-16, Camille T. Dungy

Reading: Thursday, 7-9 pm, free and open to the public
Workshop: Friday, 10 am-noon, information here.

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006). Her debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2017). Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009),  co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as associate editor for Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade(University of Michigan Press, 2006).
Dungy’s honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Diane Middlebrook Residency Fellowship of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and other organizations. Her poems and essays have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, nearly thirty other anthologies, and over one hundred print and online journals. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.


California's poet laureate Dana Gioia is on a mission to visit every county in the golden state. He'll be in Alpine and El Dorado County this month! Check out his schedule here.

Write a Ten-Minute Play Workshop June 17th with Truckee's Tangled Roots Writing.

Sundance Books, Reno
A link to the fabulous Sundance Books and Music's literary events can be found here.

Heads up! July in Reno is all about ARTOWN, a month-long summer arts festival featuring music, dance, theater, culture, history, film, and literature with dozens of performances, workshops, and more. Check out the impressive lineup here.


The Greater Tahoe-Reno Region


Truckee, Tangled Roots Writing For information on writing workshops and classes in Truckee, check out Karen Terrey's Tangled Roots Writing.

Literary Arts & Wine is a monthly reading series held the third Sunday of every month at 6:00 pm at Art Obsessions in Truckee, CA.


Sundance Books Check out the Sundance line up here.