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Full House for Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story

Full House for Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story

What a night of masterful writing at our September 14th Yuba Lit, held for the first time in Nevada City’s historical National Hotel. Photos here, on www.yubalit.org. And if you live near Nevada City, CA, be sure to save Thursday, November 9th for Yuba Lit: The Art of Flash Fiction, with Jenny Bitner, Laurie Ann

Sept. 14th Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story
Sept. 14th Yuba Lit: The Art of the Short Story

September’s Yuba Lit is coming together! And I’m thrilled that Yuba Lit will be taking over the richly historied dining room of Nevada City’s National Hotel on Thursday, September 14th for a night of masterful short stories featuring Josh Weil, Louis B. Jones, and Marilyn Abildskov. Read more at the yubalit.org.

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Letter
Letter

Dear XXXX, I have been thinking of you often, more and more often as our country falls into tumult, and I miss you. I hope that you received my message about the Christmas dinner, which I sent a few days before the gathering; I couldn’t tell whether I had reached you from your generous Christmas

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Standing Room Only Crowd for Yuba Lit’s UNITED WE STAND
Standing Room Only Crowd for Yuba Lit’s UNITED WE STAND

Nevada County literature lovers gathered to stand up for compassion, justice, diversity, and love. We had a standing room only sold-out crowd for Yuba Lit’s UNITED WE STAND: Writers Respond to Trump on Friday, January 20th! And we raised $425 for the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an evening of rousing, inspiring, and searching

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Authenticity comes from a single faithfulness: that to the ambiguity of experience. Its energy is to be found in how one event leads to another. Its mystery is not in the words but on the page." --John Berger

Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones."  --Evan S. Connell

I don't really know whether art can exist without a certain degree of tranquility or spiritual poise; without a certain amount of quiet you can have neither philosophy nor religion nor painting nor poetry." --Saul Bellow

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