Update: The March 19th Yuba Lit Indefinitely Postponed Due to Coronavirus Measures


Dear Yuba Lit friends,

Due to coronavirus transmission precautions, the March 19th Yuba Lit is indefinitely postponed. We’ll be sending out an email to the Yuba Lit community soon.

In times like these, it’s good to be in community together, even if we will not gather in the same room next Thursday. Thank you for being part of Yuba Lit.

Sending support and care to all,
Yuba Lit Founder



Yuba Lit will draw on the talents of local writers for its March presentation, Essays for Our Times: A Celebration of Community Voices, to be held Thursday, 7 p.m. at Brown Banana Books (formerly The Open Book) in Grass Valley.

Headlining the reading is Sarah Miller, a Nevada City-based writer whose recent essays for the New York Times, Vice, and The Cut have been national sensations. Miller’s work explores everything from the climate crisis to the diet industry in a voice that is frank, provocative, and arrestingly honest.

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Sarah Miller

Joining Miller onstage are five writers who responded to Yuba Lit’s call for essays that connect personal experience to the larger world and the challenging questions of our moment. Local writers Julie Becker, R.S. Breit, Nory Fussell, Maggie McKaig, and Carol Menaker will each read their essays, which concern everything from communal interdependence to sexual assault to racial justice.

Brown Banana Books (formerly The Open Book) is located at 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. Doors will open at 6:30, and the reading will begin at 7 p.m., with beer and wine available. Admission is $5 at the door, and helps cover Yuba Lit’s production expenses. Students are admitted free, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Yuba Lit is a fiscally sponsored project of Nevada County Arts, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and donations are greatly appreciated.

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