October 9, 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.




  • October 21
  • 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: October 3 & 17. Full schedule here.


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!

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 Writers' Series


Poet and literary translator Sholeh Wolpé comes to the Roberta Mason Library on Thursday, October 12 at 8 pm for a free reading, conversation, and book signing session. Wolpé will sign copies of her books, which will be for sale at the event, and answer audience questions. All are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation. More information about the event here.


Sholeh will also be part of the Sierra Nevada College Writers in the Woods series. See below for more details.


Sierra Nevada College: Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series

Sholeh Wolpé, October 13-14

Sholeh Wolpé is an award-winning poet, literary translator and writer. Born in Iran, she lived in England and Trinidad before settling in the United States. Her recent translation of Sufi mystic poet Attar’s masterpiece The Conference of the Birds was awarded the prestigious PEN/Heim grant, and her translation of the iconic Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad's Sin, now in its fourth printing, was awarded the prestigious Lois Roth Persian Translation Award in 2010. She is the author of the books of poetry Rooftops of Tehran, The Scar Saloon, and Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths.

Wolpe’s poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages. She has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and been featured on NPR, Voice of America and Dodge Poetry Festival. More information about Sholeh available on her website:

Click here for entire calendar of events.


El Dorado County Poet Laureate Trail

October 13, 5:30 pm at Placerville Main Library

Join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate Taylor Graham on a literary tour of the county. Graham will be joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries in each of the five districts in the county for free poetry readings. All events are family-friendly and free to the public. More information here.


Sundance Books Check out the Sundance line up here.