Tobias Wolff, Author of ‘Old School’, Discusses Influences and the Creative Process to SNC Community

2013-2014 Common Read Tobias Wolff Poster

Friday, Sept 6: Tobias Wolff, author of ‘This Boy’s Life’ (which was later adapted into a successful major motion picture) and ‘Old School’ (which was chosen as this year’s ‘common read’ at Sierra Nevada College), was featured speaker kicking of this year’s Writers in the Woods Speaker Series. He charmed those in attendance with stories of his influences as a writer, and well as the useful advice he offered to any future writers. Come and enjoy future presentations in the Writers in the Woods Speakers Series (this year’s lineup is below). They are sure to be of interest to students, educators, as well as the surrounding SNC community!


  • SPOKEN WORD and OPEN MIC with Pan Pantoja,¬†Iain Watson & Tony Walker
    September 20
  • Al Maginnes &¬†Peter Makuck
    October 4 & 5
  • Nahid Rachlin
    November 15 & 16


  • Chris Millis
    February 21 & 22
  • Gayle Brandeis
    March 7 & 8
  • Jared Stanley
    April 11 & 12
  • Annual Poetry Slam
    April 25
  • BFA Student Reading
    May 8