Gayle Brandeis grew up in the Chicago area and has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. She is the author of the poetry books The Selfless Bliss of the Body and Dictionary Poems, Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage and Delta Girls, and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns. She released The Book of Live Wires, the sequel to The Book of Dead Birds, as an e-book in 2011.
Jared Stanley is the author of the full-length books of poetry Ears, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest, as well as four chapbooks, including How the Desert Did Me In. He frequently collaborates with visual artists and is a member of the interdisciplinary public art group Unmanned Minerals, whose work explores how language mediates landscape. Stanley is a co-editor of Mrs. Maybe, and a 2012-2014 Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.
His poems have appeared in Manor House Quarterly, Newfound, Bombsite, textsound, OnandOnScreen, Ping*Pong: The Journal of the Henry Miller Library, Slope, and the Columbia Poetry Review.
SNC Tahoe’s Writers in the Woods brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for intimate readings and workshops, where audience members can meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.
Reading: Friday, 7 – 9pm FREE
Workshop: Saturday, 10am – noon (Registration Required)
Free for students, $50 for community members