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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

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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January Yuba Lit: UNITED WE STAND: Writers Respond to Trump
January Yuba Lit: UNITED WE STAND: Writers Respond to Trump

I founded Yuba Lit in September 2015, drawing on my contacts within the San Francisco literary community to book acclaimed novelists and poets, presenting them alongside the gifted and esteemed writers of our area, including Dayton Peace Prize-winning novelist Josh Weil, and short story master Louis B. Jones. In our eight Yuba Lit evenings since,

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After the Election
After the Election

The poet Alicia Jo Rabins quotes Jewish wisdom: “In a place where there is no good person, strive to be a good person.” Yes. We must live by our faith and love, now more than ever. We must resist. I think of the Civil Rights leaders, Dr. King and all the named and unnamed who

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Quotes

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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