Led by the City of Reno’s incumbent Poet Laureate Lindsay Wilson, an eclectic group of Reno-Tahoe writers will take the stage at West Street Market on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the second annual Writers Resist event. Performers will include students and faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno Master of Fine Arts program, Sierra Nevada College, Western Nevada College, and members of the Spoken Views Collective.
The event is part of an international movement started by New York poet Erin Belieu in 2017 as a concerted way of speaking up against threats to democracy and basic civil liberties after the 2016 election. The movement sparked events in more than 100 cities worldwide last January, including Reno, where regional writers delivered powerful words to a packed house at The Holland Project.
Like 2017’s event, Reno’s second annual Writers Resist reading is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged to benefit the ACLU of Nevada’s work to protect DACA/Dreamers. Donations of nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are also appreciated.
What: Writers Resist 2nd Annual Reading
When: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 6 p.m.
Where: West Street Market, 148 West Street, Reno
Cost: Free to the public, donations accepted