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Environmental novelist Li Miao Lovett to visit Sierra Nevada College Feb. 10-11



INCLINE VILLAGE — Sierra Nevada College is adding environmental novelist Li Miao Lovett to the Writers in the Woods series.

Her visit includes a reading, book signing and reception on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. This evening is free and open to the community. Lovett will also teach a fiction writing workshop from 9 to noon on Saturday, Feb. 11. Workshops are open to the community and available for credit. SNC students are free. There is a $50 registration fee for community members.

Writers in the Woods in October and November
Oct. 14 and 15 with Kim Wyatt, writer, publisher, founder of Bona Fide Books publishing will speak on entrepreneurship and the art of writing during her visit. Bona Fide Books was established in May 2009 to publish provocative literature and build a community of writers and readers. Wyatt aims to promote bold, unsung writers and connect them with readers, and plans to publish literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a variety of media, from monthly guerilla-style broadsheets to traditional bound books to downloadable flash fiction, serials and guides for modern life. In an alleged age of declining readership, Bona Fide wants to give everyone a reason to read. Wyatt is a freelance editor and writer with over a decade of experience in publishing; she also holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Nov. 4 and 5 with Chris Ware, award-winning graphic novelist, cartoonist and author was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. His graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan — the Smartest Kid on Earth received an American Book Award in 2000, the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and the French comics award “L’Alph Art” in 2003. In 2009 Jimmy Corrigan was named one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London). Ware is also the author of The Acme Novelty Datebook Volumes 1 and 2, Quimby the Mouse, was the editor of the 13th issue of McSweeney’s and was the guest editor of Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2007. He is a contributor to The New Yorker and was the cartoonist chosen to inaugurate the New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages” section in late 2005. He is currently at work on two long-form graphic novels, Rusty Brown and Building Stories.

Writer in Residence Author Suzanne Roberts joins Sierra Nevada College English Department this year. Suzanne Roberts is the author of Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel and two previous collections of poetry, Shameless and Nothing to You. She was named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic’s Traveler. She holds a doctorate in Literature and the Environment from the University of Nevada-Reno and currently writes and teaches in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The literary focus continues in the spring with the College National High School Writing Contest Awards and more author visits to be announced. In April, the annual slam competition will return, offering contenders a chance to win the title of Tahoe Slam Champion 2012.

Sierra Nevada College is a private liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees with campuses in Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Reno and online. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking, professional preparedness and sustainability. To learn more about Sierra Nevada College, call 775.831.1314 or visit www.sierranevada.edu.

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