MFA Writers Special Events — free & open to the public


Sierra Nevada College is welcoming world-class writers to its low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. As part of celebrating this winter residency, you are invited to join us for any—or all—of the these public events:

Sunday, January 6th

4:30-5:30        Panel: “Sex & Drugs—Writing About Uncomfortable Things”

7:00-8:30         Evening Reading: Lee Herrick: Book Launch (Gardening Secrets of the Dead)

Monday, January 7th

3:30-4:30         Alexi Zentner: “Close Reading—A Single Sentence in Micro”

7:00-8:00         Community Reading Discussion

Tuesday, January 8th

4:30-5:30         April Ossmann: On Editing and Publishing

7:00-8:00         Evening Reading: Joanne Meschery

Wednesday, January 9th

3:30-4:30         Genre Spotlight: Bruce DaSilva on Crime Fiction

7:00-8:00         Evening Reading:  Paul Lisicky

Thursday, January 10th

7:00-9:00        Two Pines Reading

Friday, January 11th

3:30-4:30         Rick Moody in Conversation

7:00-8:30         Evening Reading: Patricia Smith & H.S. Writing Contest Winners

Saturday, January 12th

7:00-8:30         Evening Reading: Rick Moody

Sunday, January 13th

1:30-2:45         Panel: “Beginnings & Endings—for Stories, Essays, and Poems”

8:00–?             Open Mic Night!


Please feel free to email us at for more information or if you have any questions about the events.