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Writing Salon gathers again

The Women’s Writing Salon is hosting another quarterly collection of women reading poetry and prose on Sunday, June 17 (yes, Father’s Day – he’s welcome, too) from 2-4 p.m.

Authors reading their works will be Kirsten Casey, Judy Crowe, Betsy Fasbinder, Valerie Kack, Marina Sanford and Jaime Young.

Here’s what Betsy Fasbinder, a regular attendee, has to say about these quarterly events: “(They’ve) been so well received and hugely attended at Jason’s Cafe in Grass Valley. It’s a great venue, very intimate, with terrific beverages and snacks to purchase. Readings have been inspiring, humorous and just downright good writing!”

It’s free. The address of Jason’s is 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.

Nevada City wins nod from author

Some folks start buying Christmas presents in June. Here’s a good one for distant friends and family. Just published is a travel book that lists Nevada City as one of the “1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die,” and it’s the New York Times No. 1 bestseller to boot. Author Patricia Schultz lists the town among California gold country destinations and includes such highlights as The Nevada Theatre, the Emma Nevada House, the Yuba River and the South Yuba River Citizens League Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

“Nevada City is perhaps the most interesting of the Mother Lode towns,” Schultz writes, “with a compact downtown that looks like a timeworn set from a Wild West movie.”

Ah, yes, but wait until our streets are repaved.

Purchase the book at local book stores.

– The Union staff

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