Claire Vaye Watkins Reading at Fallon’s Oats Park Arts Center

CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 5 - 7pm
Reading of Award Winning Fiction by Michigan Writer

Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, Claire earned her MFA from Ohio State University, where she was a Presidential Fellow.

She is the author of the novel Gold Fame Citrus and the short story collection Battleborn, which won the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Tin House, Freeman’s, The Paris Review, Story Quarterly, New American Stories, Best of the West, The New Republic, The New York Times, Pushcart Prize XLIII and many others. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Lannan Foundation Fellow, one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” and one of Granta’s “Best Young American Novelists.”

Art Bar & Galleries Open at 5pm, Reading at 5:30 pm
Free to the Public
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Fall for Tahoe South’s Secret Season: Labor Day through October

Heavenly Valley gondola, South LakeTahoe

As summer winds down, fall events in Tahoe South are ramping up. And the secret’s out – fall in Tahoe South Tahoe South Logois one of the most idyllic times to visit with mild weather, off-season lodging rates, more beach space and numerous events starting Labor Day Weekend.

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