Poetry Center at Sierra Nevada College Now Open

1507571_269624439862815_969517204_nSierra Nevada College’s Poetry Center, located within Prim Library, is now open thanks to a grant awarded by the Nevada State Library and Archives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With the help of both the grant as well as two genereous donors, the Poetry Center contains over 4000 volumes of poetry, and is planning on hosting numerous events open to both students and the general public. According to Dr. Elizabeth Markle, Prim Library Director and founder of the Poetry Center, “We want to engage the community in poetry. We’d like to be able to do workshops in schools periodically, using students or poets who are brought in. We would like poetry writing workshops. We hope to bring in poets for readings.” Further information about the Poetry Center can be found here. For upcoming events, make sure to to look at the center’s Facebook page.

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!

2013

  • 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

2014

  • 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