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Writers in the Woods – Suzanne Roberts & Gailmarie Pahmeier

October 9, 2020 - October 10, 2020

Authors Suzanne Roberts and Gailmarie Pahmeier in the Nevada desert.

Zoom Reading: 5 pm Pacific

SNU celebrates new work by homegirls Suzanne Roberts and Gailmarie Pahmeier.

author Suzanne Roberts, author of "Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel" and other books
Suzanne Roberts

Suzanne Roberts is a travel writer, memoirist, and poet. Her books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Bison Books, 2012), four collections of poetry, and Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in October 2020).

“If Michel de Montaigne and Chelsea Handler could get together in a bar in some far-flung part of the world and get good and drunk, they might dream up a book like this. This is not your parents’ travel writing! If you’re thirsting for a literary triple shot of sex, booze, and misadventures, Bad Tourist is your passport to an adventure you won’t want to come home from.”
- Michael P. Branch, author of Rants from the Hill and How to Cuss in Western

​Suzanne was named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Her work has been listed as "Notable" in Best American Essays and published in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, CNN, Longreads, ZYZZYVA, ISLE, 1966, River Teeth, Terrain, National Geographic Traveler, The Normal School, and Litro, and multiple anthologies.

author website: www.suzanneroberts.org

Reno poet Gailmarie Pahmeier
Gailmarie Pahmeier

Gailmarie Pahmeier's newest book, Of Bone, Of Ash, Of Ordinary Saints: A Nevada Gospel, is publishing in 2020.

She spent much of 2017 and 2018 spending 2-3 day residencies in Nevada state parks as the 2017-18 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Major Project Fellowship. In an act of both imagination and observation, she gathered and composed narratives about the people she encountered in these often remote locations, and the landscapes they inhabited.

Gailmarie Pahmeier’s most recent poetry collection, The Rural Lives of Nice Girls, was published by Black Rock Press. Other books include With Respect for Distance, Shake It and It Snows and The House on Breakaheart Road. A Nevadan for nearly 30 years, she is a former poet laureate of Reno. Pahmeier teaches at UNR, where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts for her contributions to literature.

"Gailmarie's supple poems are tales of family and home - finding it, making it, cooking it, calling it, leaving it. They open the door, invite you in to sit a spell, maybe have a drink, listen to lyric stories of small-town lives off the side of the highway, to hear about the taste of dreams, the importance of makeup and a mother's rhinestone pumps."
- Kirk Robertson, author of How the Light Gets In

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, see above.
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.


October 9, 2020
October 10, 2020
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