The Literary Arts Department welcomes writers, readers and anyone with a professional interest in literature to their monthly networking event. Make contacts, discuss your work, and make new friends. With invited speakers and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect meeting place for writers, journalists, ferocious-readers, publishers, illustrators and spoken word artists. In partnership with the Public House. At the Public House.
September 25th & October 30th
6:00 pm

SEP 25 Literary Salon Series

National Book Award Finalist and Hugo-Nebula Award winner Paolo Bacigalupi will kick off our September 25 Literary Salon!
With invited speakers and a friendly atmosphere (and drinks!) it’s the perfect meeting place to learn, network, discuss your work, find inspiration and make new friends. We welcome writers, journalists, ferocious readers, publishers, book sellers, illustrators, spoken-word artists, and anyone with a professional interest in literature to attend. We will be doing a discussion on his evolution as a writer and the process of becoming a widely published and celebrated writer of short stories and books — along with his creative process and inspiration for his otherworldly content. The last Tuesday of every month at Public House. 6:00 p.m. Free
Paolo Bacigalupi’s writing has appeared in WIRED Magazine, High Country News,, OnEarth Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. His short fiction been anthologized in various “Year’s Best” collections of short science fiction and fantasy, nominated for three Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. His short story collection Pump Six and Other Stories was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and also named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. 

His debut novel The Windup Girl was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best novels of 2009, and also won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. Internationally, it has won the Seiun Award (Japan), The Ignotus Award (Spain), The Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Germany), and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France).The last Tuesday of every month at Public House. 6:00 p.m. Free
OCT 30 Literary Salon Series 

Tyson will speak about the challenges and the pleasures of translating literature, and the moral responsibilities that come with bringing to life poetry that was composed almost 3,000 years ago for a modern audience. He will touch on his own journey from scholar of Ancient Greek history, to creative translator of Homer’s Iliad, and will perform select passages both in the original their Greek, and in his own unique translation.