The Women’s Writing Salon invites you…

The Women’s Writing Salon of Nevada County invites you to the

Grand Salon: A Celebration of Women Writers

at the historic North Star House in Grass Valley
Sunday, August 17, 2014, from 3:30–6 pm

Please join us at 3:30 for coffee and tea and a chance to enjoy the historic North Star building, grounds, and history. Then settle in at 4 pm for a delightful exploration of the creative spirit of our local women writers.

Men are enthusiastically invited to attend!

August’s Grand Salon will feature the following writers reading selections from their poetry and prose:

Kirsten Casey
Sands Hall
Dianna Henning
Maxima Kahn
Judie Rae
Alicia Vandevorst


We are excited that the first Grand Salon will be held in the historic North Star Conservancy House, designed in 1905 by the renowned California Arts and Crafts architect Julia Morgan, and home to Mary Hallock Foote, the Gold Rush writer and illustrator. Mary Hallock Foote documented the New West for major eastern periodicals including Scribner’s and Atlantic Monthly. Her own reminiscences were published as a book titled A Victorian Gentle Woman in the Far West.

We are asking for a voluntary donation of $5 to $10 in order to cover the additional expenses that come with holding the Salon in the North Star House. We appreciate your support, and of course, welcome everyone regardless of whether you can contribute at this time. Just come!

     Location of the North Star House: 12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949. From the Nevada County Fair Grounds on McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, turn left onto Auburn Road. Look for a sign and driveway on the left, in approximately .6 miles. Proceed up driveway to the left for parking behind the house. Go to for more information on the North Star Conservancy House.

For more information about the Salon please feel free to contact its co-producers:

Patricia Dove Miller

Joan Keyes

Shirley DicKard

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