The conference is a joint offering from Sierra College and Sierra Writers.
Sierra College - Located in the Sierra Foothills community of Grass Valley, the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus serves the citizens of Western Nevada County. The beautiful 105-acre campus was built overlooking the city of Grass Valley atop what was formerly Litton Hill.
Sierra Writers' - Writers helping each other - supports writers of all genres in Nevada County. Organized in 1982, we continue to offer a variety of prominent speakers and open reads. Members are encouraged to participate in fiction and non-fiction critique groups.
Lynette Vrooman Lynette Vrooman teaches composition, literature, and creative writing full time at Sierra College, Nevada County Campus. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts in English at California State University Sacramento and is currently finishing a Master of Arts in Humanities at CSU Dominguez Hills.
Iven Lourie worked as Poetry Editor at Chicago Review in the 1960's, and he has pursued editing, writing performance art since. He participated in demonstrations and readings against the Vietnam war during the '60's and '70's. After completing his MFA at U. of Arizona (1978), where he studied with poets Richard Shelton and Peter Wild, he moved to Northern California where he works as Editor for Gateways Books and Artemis Books, teaches composition and literature at Sierra Community College, and leads the Cafe Writers critique group.