The Salon

The Salon is a gathering where a select group of panelists and members of the audience have a conversation about thought-provoking topics and ideas. Part panel discussion, part conversation, part social event, The Salon encourages participants to explore new ideas in facilitated conversation and then together informally while enjoying refreshments. Past Salon topics include discussions about art and revolutions, interdisciplinary thinking, video games as art, and sense-of-place writing.

NOVEMBER SALON: "Poets Discuss the Writing Process"

Panelists: C.S. Giscombe and Elizabeth Robinson. Moderator: William L. Fox

Event details:
6:00 p.m., Friday, November 21st
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

Nevada Humanities is pleased to present a hybrid poetry reading/Salon. Come talk with William L. Fox, C.S. Giscombe, and Elizabeth Robinson about where poems come from and how writing fits into their lives.  The evening will begin and end with readings from Robinson and Giscombe.

The Salon is free and open to the public.

The Salon is made possible through a partnership with Sundance Books and Music, and with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Marilyn R. Melton Endowment for the Humanities, and The Nightingale Family Foundation.

 


PAST SALON EVENTS

OCTOBER 2014 SALON: "In Conversation with Mary Sojourner"

Panelists: Mary Sojourner. Moderator: Margaret Dalrymple

Event details:

6:00 p.m., Friday, October 17th

Sundance Books and Music, Reno

121 California Avenue

Join Nevada Humanities and Sundance Books and Music for this month's Salon where we have the pleasure of welcoming Mary Sojourner, author of novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs. Ms. Sojourner will read a brief excerpt from her new novel, 29, and then will be joined by moderator Margaret Dalrymple for a conversation about the healing potential of writing and nature, and the interconnectedness of the human spirit and the environment.
 

SEPTEMBER 2014 SALON: "Why Is Your Favorite Book Such a Terrible Movie?"

Panelists: Nate Ashley, Chris Coake, and Paul Hoppe. Moderator: Rosemary McCarthy

Event details:
6:00 p.m., Friday, September 19th
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

Join us for a conversation about the process of transforming a book into a film, and what happens during that translation. Nate Ashley, Chris Coake and Paul Hoppe anchor our panel this month -- Nate runs "Films on Tap," and both Chris and Paul are authors whose works have been optioned by Hollywood -- and Paul has also been a Hollywood screenwriter. Rosemary McCarthy, one of our favorite moderators, is back to shepherd our discussion.
 

AUGUST 2014 SALON: "It's Not an Office -- It's a Collective: Exploring the Future of Work and Art"

Panelists: Colin Loretz, Geralda Miller, and Austin Wallis. Moderator: Alicia Barber

Event details:
6:00 p.m., Friday, August 15th
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

Join us as we discuss why people choose to work independently in collective spaces. What is gained from being around other people who aren't necessarily part of the same work team? What kind of inspiration is derived from this? How does this space represent the future of work and art?