A Festival of Story at Lake Tahoe on October 21-23, 2016
The Tallac Historic Site at South Lake Tahoe, California
Workshops, readings, plays, and more
Schedule of Events Posted Soon!
Tahoe WordWave, a Festival of Story • October 21st through 23rd, 2016
GUEST SPEAKER: GALADRIELLE ALLMAN
Galadrielle Allman is the author of the memoir “Please Be With Me, A Song for My Father Duane Allman,” published by Spiegel & Grau in March, 2014. It was chosen by Amazon as a Best Book of 2014. Her story, “Only Women Bleed,” is included in the forthcoming anthology Crime + Music. The collection of 20 short stories of music themed noir was edited by Jim Fusilli, Music critic for the Wall Street Journal. Galadrielle studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Berkeley. She is working on a novel about teenage love and punk rock music.
NEW THIS YEAR
Saturday morning, October 22 “Craft and Courage (and the Twelve Years it Took for My First Book Deal)”
Melissa Cistaro discusses what sustained her through the long journey of writing her memoir, and the publishing experience that made it all worthwhile. Melissa Cistaro is the author of the memoir “Pieces of My Mother.” Her essays, interviews, and stories have appeared in The New Ohio Review, Brevity, The Huffington Post, PBS: To the Contrary, Good Housekeeping and the anthologies Love & Profanity and Cherished. She also works as a writing mentor and an event coordinator at Book Passage, the esteemed independent bookstore in Northern California, where she has introduced hundreds of authors. You can learn more about Melissa at melissacistaro.com
Saturday afternoon, October 22 Free Workshop: Writing the Healing Story
How do we put together the pieces of our past and find the courage to craft our narrative truths? In this workshop we will talk about the writer’s journey and the transformative power of telling our stories. Through in-class writing exercises, we will explore memory and the art of writing brave. Discussion will include:
• Sticking with the story you need to tell • Finding the arc of forgiveness • The power of compassion in memoir.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Friday, October 21, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm The Tall Timber Ball with DJ Damien, at Valhalla’s Grand Hall
Saturday afternoon, October 22 The Novel Writing Camp for Kids with Lewis Buzbee
Saturday evening, October 22 Playwriting Contest Winners Staged Readings
Saturday all day, October 22 Makers’ Station with hands on activities for all ages.
Learn about letterpress printing, craft your own found poetry, and much much more!
Saturday afternoon, October 22 The Agents are Coming! The Agents are Coming!
Fuse Literary Agency returns to take meetings, teach a proposal class, and conduct a panel on current publishing trends
South Lake Tahoe
Plan your stay during WordWave. With its clear water surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada, stately groves of pines, and gorgeous sunsets, South Lake Tahoe is an alpine paradise. For more information,
From luxurious resorts to rustic cabins beneath the pines, Lake Tahoe South Shore offers a variety of places to stay, including campgrounds, RV parks, B&Bs, luxury hotels, resorts and vacation rental homes. More information on WordWave lodging will be posted by the end of July.
Schedule of Events
We are presenting both FREE and TICKETED events. There’s a little something for everyone, so please check back. Our complete schedule will be posted by the end of July.