Laughter, Love and Literature at the Second Yuba Lit

I don’t think we could have had a better time at the second-ever Yuba Lit, on November 19th.  About 65 literature-hungry attendees came out for an evening of laughter, entrancing readings, and language-loving conversation.

Louis B. Jones read from his masterful short story “The Stone”:


Emerging writer Amy Rutten held us rapt by her novel-in-progress riffing on the laws of physics:


And San Francisco-based author Janis Cooke Newman read a chillingly timely excerpt from her latest novel, A Masterplan for Rescue.


Not to mention the lively offerings from the five audience members chosen by raffle to read a poem or a page in our flash opening round.  From erotic bee-poems to inspirational meditations to sci-fi, we had a memorable night.  And we raised nearly $250 for the Bear Yuba Land Trust.

The next Yuba Lit will be Thursday, January 21st, at The Open Book at 671 Maltman Dr. in Grass Valley.  We’ll be announcing the reader lineup in about two weeks, so stay tuned!  If you’d like to join the Yuba Lit email list for updates, just write to Rachel at rachel (dot) howard (at) gmail (dot) com.