Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan, chronicler of the California desert, will read and discuss her writings, October 11, 2016 Ruby Mountain and No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California's Deserts

Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

DateTuesday, October 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook


desert writing poetryRuth Nolan writes about the California desert. Her poetry collection Ruby Mountain was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Her short story, “Palimpsest,” published in LA Fiction: Southland Writing by Southland Writers (Red Hen Press, 2016), was selected as a finalist in the Sequestrum 2016 Editor’s Reprint contest, and her flash nonfiction essay collection, California Drive, won the Mojave River Press 2015 flash creative nonfiction contest. Ruth is also the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California’s Deserts (Heyday Books, 2009).

Ruth’s fiction and nonfiction writing and poetry have also been published recently in Rattling Wall, Desert Oracle, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Rhino Baby, News from Native California, Sierra desert writing proseClub Desert Report, Lumen and The Desert Sun, Palm Springs. She also writes about California desert culture and the environment for KCET/Artbound Los Angeles and Inlandia Literary Journeys. She serves as an advisory committee member for Poets and Writers, California. Ruth holds her MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of CA Riverside-Palm Desert and is professor of English, Creative Writing and American Indian Literature at College of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA. Visit her blog or email her at runolan@aol.com.

Ruby Mountain and No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California's Deserts will be available for sale and signing.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.