Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl

2017 Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl -- Crawl off the Page.
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2016 Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl -- A River of Words


May 21, 2016

4:00—9:00 pm

Join Nevada Humanities for a night of live literary readings of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry at venues throughout Downtown Reno - both north and south of the Truckee River. The event begins with a Prologue at the West Street Market Courtyard, 148 West Street, at 4pm.

All events are free and open to the public.


Full list of authors bios here.

Sundance Bookstore - 121 California Avenue
Downtown Reno Library - 301 South Center Street
Lake Mansion - 250 Court Street
West Street Market Courtyard - 148 West Street
The Jungle Reno - 246 West 1st Street
Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery - 17 S. Virginia Street #120
1864 Tavern - 290 California Avenue
Royce - 115 Ridge Street
Ceol Irish Pub - 538 South Virginia Street
The Loving Cup - 188 California Avenue

Event Epilogue:

The event epilogue will feature an evening of Poet Laureates -- Gailmarie Pahmeier, Reno's Poet Laureate, will take the "stage" (the porch at Sundance Books & Music) at 8pm, followed by former US Poet Laureature, MacArthur Genius Award recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Kay Ryan. 

Kay Ryan, United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert.  She has lived in Marin County in Northern California since 1971.

Ryan’s collections of poetry include most recently the 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Best of It, New and Selected poems (Grove Press, 2010); The Niagara River 2005); Say Uncle (2000); Elephant Rocks (1996); and Flamingo Watching (1994). Her new book of poems, Erratic Facts, was published by Grove Press in October 2015.

About her work, J.D. McClatchy has said: "Her poems are compact, exhilarating, strange affairs, like Erik Satie miniatures or Joseph Cornell boxes. She is an anomaly in today's literary culture: as intense and elliptical as Dickinson, as buoyant and rueful as Frost."

Ryan's awards include a MacArthur “Genius” Award; The National Humanities Medal awarded by President Obama in 2012;  the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Ingram Merrill Award.

Ryan was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2006. In 2008, she was appointed the Library of Congress's sixteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.  

The 2016 Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the City of Reno, Nevada Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.