Claire Vaye Watkins’ short story collection Battleborn is the winner of the Short Story Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Silver Pen Award from Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She is also a Guggenheim Fellow and author of the novel Gold Fame Citrus.
“(Watkins) vision is brutally unsentimental. Characters dig themselves into holes — literal or figurative — and are not explicitly rescued. If they survive it’s by the same means as they’ve so far endured: stubbornness, luck and a slim strand of hope.”
– Antonya Nelson, on Battleborn for the New York Times Book 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