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Writers in the Woods – Justin Torres

September 18, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

Zoom Reading: 5 pm Pacific

Justin Torres' novel We the Animals is this year's Sierra Nevada University Common Read. This blistering debut novel about three brothers tearing their way through childhood in a family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and euphoria.

Torres’s sentences are gymnastic, leaping and twirling . . . always justified by the ferocity and heartbreak and hunger and slap-happy euphoria of these three boys. It’s a knock to the head that will leave your mouth agape.”
— Benjamin Percy, Esquire

Torres has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications, as well as non-fiction pieces in publications like The Guardian and The Advocate. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Justin's novel We the Animals has been translated into fifteen languages and was recently adapted into a film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards.

SNC Tahoe's Writers in the Woods features well-known poets and writers from all over the country presenting readings and workshops. Due to the pandemic, all events are on Zoom until further notice. As a bonus, not only can our authors join us from anywhere - our audience and workshop participants can too! Please note that all times listed are Pacific.

Reading: Friday evenings, 5pm Pacific time.
Workshop: Saturday, 10am - noon Pacific time.

While Writers in the Woods is on Zoom, registration is required for both the readings and workshops. All community registration fees are suspended while the events are online.


September 18, 2020
September 19, 2020
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