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Come Write at Tahoe

Have you always wanted to write?

A serious concentration of great authors, teachers, and editors live in the Tahoe-Reno area, and many will be gathered in one place on Oct. 9-11 to help you bring your story to life.

Tahoe WordWave, South Tahoe’s first literary festival, features keynote Pam Houston, Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain), and a Sierra Showcase including 25 regional writers. On Sat. Oct 10, a dozen writing talks will be offered for free at the Tallac Historic Site. Suzanne Roberts, Jeremy Evans and Ann Marie Brown (her current article on Highway 395 in Sunset is a must-read for a great road trip) will hold a FREE panel on travel and adventure writing. Christian Kiefer will hold a session on songwriting and Michael Makley will host a roundtable on writing Tahoe history. Humor writing, fiction, and poetry are also in the lineup. There is even a novel writing camp for kids! (Recommended for age 12 and up.)

Author Suzanne Roberts

Author Suzanne Roberts

And did I mention it’s free? For those of you who want to get more specific guidance, there are ticketed workshops on Sunday, Oct. 12, including “Writing Brave” with award-winning author Gayle Brandeis, and “Writing from the Physical World” with Houston.

Author Pam Houston

Author Pam Houston

Author Gail Brandeis

Author Gail Brandeis

If you’re a seasoned writer, you might consider a DIY Publishing session on Oct. 9, in which I discuss the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. If you are ready to pitch to an agent, Fuse Literary will be onsite—you can sign up for these sessions online.

See you at the Lake!

Tahoe WordWave is a literary festival that will debut October 9-11, 2015 on the shore of South Lake Tahoe at the Tallac Historic Site. We have gathered some of the most creative and inspiring writers and performers to share their talents at this three-day event. The interactive festival for readers and writers will feature readings, workshops, plays, open mics, oral storytelling, and guided hikes.

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Kim Wyatt

Kim Wyatt is the publisher of Bona Fide Books, home to Tahoe Writers Works, the Lake Tahoe Society for Storytelling & Enlightenment, and an old-fashioned letterpress print shop.

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