Such an absorbing Yuba Lit Thursday, January 25th with poets laureate Molly Fisk and Indigo Moor! A good-sized crowd braved the snow and sleet, which speaks to the draw of our extraordinary featured poets. But I was also so moved by our “poets among us”–eight community poets who stood from the audience to read their work. Photos and more report coming soon, but for now, I am keen to get the word out on these exciting upcoming Yuba Lit events:


7 p.m.

A Special Added-On Yuba Lit with Acclaimed Novelist Krys Lee

Visiting from South Korea and making a rare U.S. appearance!

Krys is the author of How I Became a North Korean.

The Guardian writes: “Lee has worked with North Korean refugees, and her hotly anticipated debut novel vividly captures the challenges faced by defectors.” The Financial Times calls How I Became a North Korean “a resonant response to political turmoil.” Come hear Krys read, and ask your questions about her book and about North and South Korea.

Location: The Stone House, 107 Sacramento St. Nevada City. No-host bar and small bites menu. $10 donation at the door.

And then:


7 p.m.

A Can’t-Miss Very Special Yuba Lit with Memoirist Sands Hall

Nevada City writer Sands Hall is garnering highest praise all over the place for her new memoir, Flunk.Start: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology.

Raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review: “Hall reflects with brutal honesty on her decisions throughout this meticulously crafted book, which explores her negative experiences with Scientology and how her desire to please led her to believe in the unbelievable.” Library Journal calls Flunk.Start “an early candidate for memoir of the year.” Come hear Sands read and discuss her book and memoir writing in a Q&A with Rachel Howard.

Location TBA, stay tuned by visiting:


POST UPDATE: The photos from January 25th’s Yuba Lit are in. Check them out here. Great thanks to photographer Andrea Roach.

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