A Lively September Yuba Lit

We had one of our biggest, most enchanting Yuba Lit readings on September 15th–and we had photographer Todd Wahoske to capture it. A full-capacity audience including Nevada City fiction luminaries Josh Weil and Louis B. Jones among many notables. Gripping fiction from Elizabeth Soderstrom, mesmerizing poetry from Eugene Berson, and a compelling family saga from Frances Stroh, who brought actual Stroh’s beer to set the stage for her reading from Beer Money. Please note our next Yuba Lit will be November 17th, with Vanessa Hua reading from her acclaimed debut collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. And note that thanks to Yuba Lit co-producer Angela Sells, our September Yuba Lit readers are featured in her new zine, Sierra Musings–which is now seeking submissions for its next issue. Reach out to Angela Sells if interested.  Meanwhile, enjoy these photos.

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Fiction luminaries Josh Weil (far right) and Louis B. Jones (center) arrive to listen.


Frances Stroh reads from her memoir.


Unprepossessing Eugene Berson entrances with his poetry.


Fiction writer Elizabeth Soderstrom reads a scene from her novel set in Bostswana.


Our gallant Yuba Lit bartenders Niel Locke (left) and John Parent serve up Stroh’s Beer.


Rachel Howard emcees.





Save the Date for November’s Yuba Lit

Thursday, November 17th, 7 p.m., at The Open Book:




In her powerful debut story collection, Vanessa Hua, winner of the prestigious Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, gives voice to immigrant families navigating a new America. From a Hong Kong movie idol fleeing a sex scandal to a Korean-American pastor with a secret agenda, the characters in the collection illustrate the conflict between self and society, tradition and change.

“A searing debut.”

—O, the Oprah Magazine

“Fast-paced, dazzling, smart, and fun, Vanessa Hua’s debut collection illustrates the insanities and heartbreaks on both sides of the Pacific.”

–Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story


Reading with Vanessa Hua:

LOUISE NAYER, author of BURNED: A MEMOIR, winner of the Wisconsin Library Association Award, 2011 and an Oprah Magazine Great Read.

INGRID KERIOTIS, poetry instructor at Sierra College, published in literary magazines such as Quercus Review and the anthology More Than Soil, More Than Sky.