Events

Upcoming Events

  • Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!

    Lincoln Paine returns in January!

    If you were in Tahoe last summer, you may have had the opportunity to attend our writing session with Lincoln Paine, author of five books and more than a hundred articles, chapters, reviews, and lectures on maritime history. We had a ton of fun writing with Lincoln, and now we get to do it again!

    Lincoln's books include the award-winning The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World (Knopf, 2013), Down East: A Maritime History of Maine (Tilbury House, 2000), and Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (Houghton Mifflin, 1997). He has been a volunteer with, and served on the board of, The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, that focuses on young writers ages 6 to 18.

    Check back here for more details about the focus of the session.

    Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.

    Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!

    We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!

    Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!

    Sign me up!

     

     

    Event Date:
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
  • Join us for the first night of our annual Snow Series! This event brings in local authors to talk about their expertise and experience in all things snow!

    This night, we will be hosting local author and Squaw Valley legend, Eddy Star Ancinas! She will be telling stories from the 1960's Olympics at Squaw Valley where she worked as an Olympic host! 

    This is a FREE event and open to all ages. Ancinas' book 'Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys' will be for sale at the event. Ancinas will be signing books at the end of the event. 

    Event Date:
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
  • Join us for the second night of our annual Snow Series! This event brings in local authors to talk about their expertise and experience in all things snow!

    This night, we will be hosting local author and ski bum, Jonathon Grant! Grant will be sharing from his novel, 'Snow Valley: The Last of the Ski Bums' and giving insight into the ski bum life and all that in entails! 

    This is a FREE event and open to all ages. Grant's book, 'Snow Valley: The Last of the Ski Bums' will be for sale at the event. He will be signing books at the end of the event. 

    Event Date:
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:30pm
  • Join us for the third night of our annual Snow Series! This event brings in local authors to talk about their expertise and experience in all things snow!

    This night, we will be hosting local author and historian, Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin will be giving us a ski history - and if you have seen him present before, you know you're in for a treat! 

    This is a FREE event and open to all ages. McLaughlin's book, 'Snowbound! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra' will be for sale at the event. He will be signing books at the end of the event. 

    Event Date:
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm