North Lake Tahoe Bonanza:
Barbara Perlman-Whyman
Good Reads Columnist
April 11, 2008

April’s National Poetry Month and National Library Week collide next week offering us a variety of diverse, free and entertaining events. Performing at Sierra Nevada College’s Patterson Hall from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday will be the very entertaining and talented Ken Waldman, bringing us his fine poems, stories and fiddle tunes. A former college professor, he has had more than 400 poems and stories published in national journals.

His first full-length collection "Nome Poems" was published in 2000 by West End Press and is now in its second printing. In 2002, his second collection "To Live on This Earth" was published. In 2005, Wings Press published "The Secret Visitor’s Guide" and Pavement Saw Press published "And Shadow Remained." In 2006, his fifth collection "Conditions and Cures" was released by Steel Toe Books. And in addition to his books, he has numerous musical CDs both for adults and children.

And don’t forget, tonight is the Second Annual Poetry Slam, Patterson Hall, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sierra Nevada College! Good luck everyone. Come on down for fun.

Hey, whether it is in Carson or Incline Village, take advantage of the fine, free opportunities we have to listen, learn and converse with such talented individuals, and don’t forget to thank all the folks that work so hard to put on these events for us. This is what keeps our region such a special place!