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Author Louis B. Jones to speak at Sierra Writers meeting

Author Louis B. Jones will be the guest speaker at Sierra Writers' monthly meeting, scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City

Jones is the author of four novels, including "Ordinary Money," "Particles and Luck," "California's Over" and most recently "Radiance." During the meeting, Jones will read an essay about being unpublished and hold a short talk on the art of dialogue.

A resident of Nevada City, Jones has served as visiting writer at a number of colleges around the country; he is co-director of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers' Fiction Program. He is also an NEA fellow and a fellow of the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Jones has written screenplays — originals and adaptations of his own work — for studios and for independents. For a while, he was a regular reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn with a range of experience and expertise. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month except July and August, offering at least six speakers or events per year. There are two "open reads" (usually in October and March) for which anyone can submit a few pages anonymously to be read aloud and critiqued constructively. In May, we honor the winners of our Lee Roddy Young Writers' Contest. Membership is $25 per year ($10 for high school and college students). Information can be found at