Word Wave

11986536_1166488013364845_3528118830026713748_nBy Tim Hauserman

Looking for something fun and intellectually stimulating to do at Lake Tahoe this fall? Come to Word Wave October 9-11th at the Valhalla Resort in Camp Richardson. This writing and exploring event includes both free and paid sessions for writers and all lovers of the word. Here are some of the highlights:

Friday, October 9th
Workshop on Do it Yourself publishing presented by local Bona Fide Press publisher Kim Wyatt.

Saturday, October 10th.
Enjoy a day of free sessions starting with yoga on the beach at 8 am.

10 am. Keynote speech with Pam Houston, Turning the physical world into story.

11 am-12:15 pm Choose from one of these four sessions:
Ben Rupert: Washoe Artist & Drum Maker

Turning Your Travel and Adventures into Tales
Suzanne Roberts, Ann Marie Brown and Jeremy Evans will discuss writing travel and adventure essays.

Poetry Reading and Q&A
Four award-winning regional poets—June Saraceno, Krista Lukas, Laura Wetherington, and Reno Poet Laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier—will dazzle with their work and take your questions.
Novel Writing Camp for Kids

11 am-4 pm
Makers Station: Learn Hands-On Storytelling Techniques
Join makers of all stripes and create your own books, poems, and art.

12:30 pm
Picnic Lunch with Garth Stein
Bring your sack lunch or head to the food truck and join us for an informal lunch with Garth Stein, author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain.
1-2:15 pm
Tahoe History Roundtable
A lively roundtable discussion on writing about Lake Tahoe and its rich history.
Novel Writing Camp for Kids repeated.

Can Humor Change the World?
Suzanne Roberts, Michael Branch, Krista Lukas.

2:15-3:00 pm
Ralph Burns, Oral Storytelling

3-4:15 pm
The Structure of the Song
Novelist Christian Kiefer has spent nearly a decade as a singer-songwriter.
Desert, Mountain, River: Writing the Western Landscape
Five authors will share their various approaches to addressing the landscape, themes, myths, and possibilities of the Intermountain West.

6-7 pm
Reading, Featuring:

• Camille T. Dungy, poet
• Pam Houston, novelist and memoirist
• Gayle Brandeis, novelist and memoirist
7:30
One-Act Play Competition Winners Performance at the Boathouse
Join us for a staged reading of the winning WordWave one-act plays at Valhalla’s historic Boathouse Theatre. $10 (purchase tickets)
Sunday, October 11

9 am-10 am
Could Hemingway Get a Book Deal in Our Time?
A Look at the Publishing Past to Understand the Publishing Future.
10 am to 1 am sessions, all require a fee:

Hiking and Writing with Tim Hauserman and Eve Quesnel. Learn about nature and how to get those words out of your brain and onto a page.

Writing From the Physical World, Pam Houston
(Cowboys Are My Weakness, Contents May Have Shifted)

Writing Outside the Book, Camille T. Dungy
Writing Brave, Gayle Brandeis.

Agent Pitch Sessions $20/10 minutes
Sit down and spend ten minutes pitching your book idea to a top literary agent.

For all the details go to tahoewordwave.com.
Hope to see you there.

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