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HESPERIA—Professor Ruth Nolan on Exploring the Literature of the California Desert—POSTPONED

March 14, 2020 @ 6:30 am8:00 am

Note: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please check back with Wordsmith Productions or on our site for rescheduled dates.

Wordsmith Productions invites the public to attend a free 90-minute literary presentation by esteemed Mojave Desert-based author Ruth Nolan, who grew up in Apple Valley and worked on several wildland fire crews based in the Victor Valley. Nolan is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, where she has taught for the past 20 years. Her lecture will include slides and a Q&A that will touch upon many of the 80 authors in her anthology No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California’s Deserts and explore other writings about the California desert, including selections focusing on the Victor Valley.

The literary discussion is supported by the California Humanities Quick Grant awarded to Wordsmith Productions in 2019 for its project Exploring the Literature of the California Desert that was initially produced at the October 2019 High Desert Book Festival in Hesperia. Nolan is also coeditor of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California; author of the poetry book Ruby Mountain and has just published a collection of essays, California Drive. Professor Nolan is considered an expert on California desert literature.

The event is free and seating on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA accessible, ample free parking.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:30–3 pm

Hesperia Branch Library
9650 Seventh Ave.
Hesperia, CA 92345

For more information, go to wordsmithproductions.org or contact Davida James, CEO, 310-270-5115, hdbookfest@gmail.com.


March 14, 2020
6:30 am – 8:00 am
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Hesperia Branch Library
9650 Seventh Ave.
Hesperia, CA 92345 United States
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