9:00-10:00 -- Keynote Speaker, Gary Noy speaking about The Elegant Utility of Formalized Curiosity, or, The Importance of Research in Writing
Gary Noy - Keynote Speaker
GARY NOY has taught history at Sierra Community College from 1987 to the present. The son and grandson of Cornish hardrock gold miners, Gary was born in Grass Valley. In 2006, the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), a national historical society, selected Gary as “Educator of the Year.” Gary is the author of Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (1999); co-editor, with Rick Heide, of The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (2010); Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogue (2014); and Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck (2017).