Sierra Writers set to host open read |

Sierra Writers set to host open read

Sierra Writers will host a free Open Read at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room.

This is an opportunity for writers of all ages and abilities to have their anonymously submitted story, poem, memoir, essay or excerpt read aloud, then receive brief, considerate and supportive feedback from participants. Entries must be 750 words or fewer (2-3 double-spaced pages, size 12 font). State whether piece is beginning, middle, end or entire piece (such as a poem). Do not include author’s name; however, author must be present.

Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn with a range of experience and expertise. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of every month at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. For information, log on to or call 563-6273.

‘Marcelo in the Real World’

author in town to speak

The Nevada County Reads committee has announced that Francisco X. Stork, the author of our 2013 selection, “Marcelo in the Real World,” will be presenting an Author Night at the Off Center Stage of The Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday. Join the committee in hearing Stork’s fascinating discussion of his criticallyacclaimed book, including how it evolved from concept to published work. The author will answer questions from the audience, as well as sign copies of the book after the program. Romance … legal drama … living with autism … coming of age story: “Marcelo in the Real World” has all of these elements, and more! The Center for the Arts is located at 314 W. Main St.t, Grass Valley. The Off Center stage entrance is located on Richardson Street.

For information, please call Laura Pappani at 530-470-2692.

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