BONA FIDE BOOKS: EVENTS, CLUBS, & WORKSHOPS
Have a wonderful summer - Book Arts will return in the fall!
Have a wonderful summer - Correspondence Club will return in the fall!
Everyone loves getting a letter! Join us and make cool mail art with paper, a typewriter or sewing machine, and ephemera.
INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS with Steve Robison
NOW IN A FIVE-HOUR SESSION!
10 am - 3 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.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS
By appointment only. We're here a lot, so just holler!
Tahoe Writers Works •Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm
South Lake Tahoe Library & Friends of the Library Events
Book Sale • November 3 • 10 am
Winter is coming. It's time to restock your bookshelves for the cold days ahead. This sale will have hundreds of previously read, some new, and all loved books. Remember FOL members get in an hour early for the best selection. Not a member? Join now or the morning of the sale.
Book Launch for The Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team • November 6 • 6 pm
This book chronicles the role that the high-altitude training camp and final selection meet at Echo Summit played 50 years ago in the historic performance of the U.S. Olympic men's track and field team at the Mexico City Olympics. Join us for a tantalizing presentation as sports journalist Bob Burns draws the curtain back sharing the incredible history of this time in Tahoe and beyond. Burns does a masterful job weaving the narratives of the men training together, vying for coveted spots on the U.S. team in an idyllic setting, a stark contrast to the turbulent events shaking the country. The book is meticulously researched with plenty of statistics and backstories to satisfy track fans, but also with a firm grasp on the sociocultural setting that gave these Olympics their place in history. In partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society. Free and open to all.
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!
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.
Sierra Nevada College
Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series
Claire Vaye Watkins • November 9 - 10
Reading: Friday, 7-9 pm, free and open to the public
Workshop: Saturday, 10am-noon, sign up here
Claire Vaye Watkins' short story collection Battleborn is the winner of the Short Story Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Silver Pen Award from Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She is also a Guggenheim Fellow and author of the novel Gold Fame Citrus.
For more information about the series or to view the full calendar, click here.
Sundance Books always has lots of wonderful events. Check out the full line up here.
word after word bookshop
There's always something happening at word after word bookshop in Truckee. Check out their full event schedule here.