This Side of the Divide: A Reading and Conversation

Published in 2019, This Side of the Divide is an anthology reflecting the diversity and complexity of the American West. This volume of twenty-five authors, curated in part by MFA students in the Creative Writing program at the University of Nevada, Reno, presents writings about the lives, work, aspirations, fears, and ethnic roots of a diverse population. This Side of the Divide is a celebration of culture, a humble attempt to tap into that golden vein of contemporary literature thriving in the American West.

Join acclaimed authors and contributors, Chanelle Benz, Brian Evenson, and Vanessa Hua, as they read their stories and discuss the diversity of the contemporary West at the Nevada Museum of Art. A panel discussion will follow the readings and is moderated by Christopher Coake, author and director of the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

A book signing will follow the program. Tickets are available through the Nevada Museum of Art's website.


This program is presented in partnership by Baobab Press, the publishing arm of Reno’s Sundance Books and Music, with the Nevada Museum of Art and Nevada Humanities.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty St.
Reno, NV 89501
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ISBN: 9781936097241
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Published: Baobab Press - February 12th, 2019