Thank you to all who came out for Krys Lee’s reading! We were so thrilled to introduce Krys to our area and the Yuba Lit community, and heartened by the appreciative audience feedback. We will soon post photos. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for:
Yuba Lit Presents: The Art of Memoir
With Sands Hall
Celebrating the release of her acclaimed new memoir
Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology
Plus five audience flash-readers chosen by raffle
Thursday, March 15th
Special time: 8 p.m.
The Stone House, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City
$10 at the door
RSVP to save your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
An early candidate for memoir of the year, this is a thrilling story of one woman’s search for truth and her place in the world.
In Flunk. Start., Sands Hall chronicles her slow yet willing absorption into the Church of Scientology. Her time in the Church, the 1980s, includes the secretive illness and death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and the ascension of David Miscavige. Hall compellingly reveals what drew her into the religion―what she found intriguing and useful―and how she came to confront its darker sides.
SANDS HALL is the author of the novel Catching Heaven, a WILLA Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction, and a Random House Reader’s Circle selection; and of a book of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writer’s Craft. She teaches at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and is an associate teaching professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.