Events

Upcoming Events

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

    On Wednesday, February 26th, we'll have local author Liz Tucker in to lead a session on writing deeper into theme.

    Liz is a graduate of San Francisco State University's Creative Writing program, as well as the two-year Stanford Novel Writing program. Her work can be found in Transfer MagazineRed River Review, the Aroostook ReviewWomen on Writing Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest, and Tahoe Blues, an anthology published by Bona Fide Books. Last year one of her original plays was produced at Truckee Community Theater. Liz's first novel, Fault Lines, is being considered for several book prizes, and she is currently working on her second novel, You Don't Belong Here, with her mentors Pam Houston, Joshua Mohr, and Samantha Dunn in the two-year Writing By Writers Program

    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, February 26, 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 will be signing books at the event, and three of his books will be available to purchase, or you can click the links below to purchase online now!

    Snowbound! Legendary Winters of the Tahoe Sierra

    Skiing at Lake Tahoe

    Longboards to Olympics: A Century of Tahoe Winter Sports

     

    Event Date:
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
  • The March meet-up of the Young Readers Society: Littles Chapter will be held on Friday, March 6th, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    The Littles Chapter is for readers in 2nd and 3rd grade (ask us about past book selections and content).

    The February book selection is Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, by Rebel Girls

    Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

    Summary of Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business:

    From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire.

    Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. And when she works, she wraps up her hair.

    One day, Sarah’s hair starts to fall out! It’s itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won’t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she’s used before. Her hair grows and grows! That’s when she decides to rebrand herself as “Madam C.J. Walker,” and begins her business empire.

    Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, but it’s also an inspiring tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent.

    Includes additional text on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach entrepreneurship.

    Recommended age range: 7 to 10

    Event Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2020 - 4:30pm
  • The March meet-up of the Young Readers Society: Kids Chapter will be held on Friday, March 6th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

    The Kids Chapter is readers in 3rd to 5th grade (ask us about past book selections and content).

    The March book selection is Winnie's Great War, by Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut

    Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

    Summary of Winnie's Great War,

    From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal -- winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.


    Here is a heartwarming imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her remarkable travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, and all the way to the London Zoo where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of the world's most famous bear, Winnie is on a great war adventure.

    This beautifully told story is a triumphant blending of deep research and magnificent imagination. Infused with Sophie Blackall's irresistible renderings of an endearing bear, the book is also woven through with entries from Captain Harry Colebourn's real wartime diaries and contains a selection of artifacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the indelible power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one extraordinary bear.

    Recommended age range: 8 to 12

    Event Date:
    Friday, March 6, 2020 - 5:30pm