Salon to celebrate local women writers |

Salon to celebrate local women writers

The Women’s Writing Salon of Nevada County announce a Grand Salon celebrating six local women writers from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the North Star House in Grass Valley.

The following women will be reading selections from their poetry and prose: Kirsten Casey, Sands Hall, Dianna Henning, Maxima Kahn, Judie Rae, and Alicia Vandevorst.

The community is invited to join in at 3:30 for coffee and tea and a chance to take in the historic North Star building, grounds, and history. Then settle in at 4 p.m. for a delightful exploration of the creative spirit of local women writers. Men are enthusiastically invited to attend!

The Women’s Writing Salon was founded in 2006 by Gail Entrekin and Ronnie Paul. Betsy Fasbinder and Patricia Dove Miller continued the popular quarterly Salons from 2008-2013. In early 2014, the three current producers of the Salon, Patricia Dove Miller, Shirley DicKard, and Joan Keyes, launched a new format of two large Grand Salons and two intimate Fireside Salons each year. This is the first in the Grand Salon series.

We are excited to hold the first Grand Salon in the historic North Star Conservancy House, designed in 1905 by the renowned California Arts and Crafts architect Julia Morgan, and home to Mary Hallock Foote, the Gold Rush writer and illustrator. Mary Hallock Foote documented the New West for major eastern periodicals including Scribner’s and Atlantic Monthly. Her own reminiscences were published as a book titled “A Victorian Gentle Woman in the Far West.”

We are asking for a voluntary donation of $5, and of course, welcome everyone regardless of whether you can contribute at this time.

The North Star House is located at 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley ( For Salon information, please call 265-5165.

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