November 13, 6-9 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.




  • November 4
  • December 2

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.


 By appointment only. 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 Bona Fide HQ. Next meetings: November 7 & 21. Full schedule here.


South Lake Tahoe Library & Friends of the Library Events

Membership Meeting & Author Event, November 7 at 6 pm: The Friends of the Library present local author JoAnn Conner who will share the experience of getting her first book published. Conner's book, Heartwood, is a work of historical fiction set in 1867 Bridgeport, California. Books will be sold and signed at the event. A fifteen minute membership meeting including the election of FOL officers for 2018 will precede the author talk. Free and open to all.

Book Sale, November 18 at 10 am: Join Friends of the Library for a great chance to purchase some wonderful "sit by the fireplace" reads. The sale will have hundreds of previously loved, and many new books just for you. Friends of the Library members are allowed in an hour early, at 9 am. If you're not a member already, you may join the morning of the sale. Support the Friends and expand your winter library.

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

Two author event for the month of November!

Gayle Brandeis, November 10-11

Gayle Brandeis grew up in the Chicago area and has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. Her latest book is The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving my Mother’s Suicide, a memoir. She is the author of the poetry books The Selfless Bliss of the Body and Dictionary Poems, Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage and Delta Girls, and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns. She released The Book of Live Wires, the sequel to The Book of Dead Birds, as an e-book in 2011.

Gayle’s poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her essay on the meaning of liberty was one of three included in the Statue of Liberty’s Centennial time capsule in 1986, when she was 18. In 2004, the Writer Magazine honored Gayle with a Writer Who Makes a Difference Award. She is a founding member of the Women Creating Peace Collective and served as Inlandia Literary Laureate from 2012-2014.

Click here for entire calendar of events.


Jared Stanley, November 10-11

Jared Stanley is the author of the full-length books of poetry Ears, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest, as well as four chapbooks, including How the Desert Did Me In. He frequently collaborates with visual artists and is a member of the interdisciplinary public art group Unmanned Minerals, whose work explores how language mediates landscape. Stanley is a co-editor of Mrs. Maybe, and a 2012-2014 Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

His poems have appeared in Manor House Quarterly, Newfound, Bombsite, textsound, OnandOnScreen, Ping*Pong: The Journal of the Henry Miller Library, Slope, and the Columbia Poetry Review.


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