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Author Suzanne Roberts presents at South Lake Tahoe Library April 16

Posted on April 1, 2013
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Almost Somewhere by RobertsJoin the Friends of the Library for a reading and book signing with award-winning poet, memoirist, and travel/nature writer Suzanne Roberts on April 16, 2013 at 6pm.

Roberts is the author of the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail, winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.

Learn about the John Muir Trail, told with humor, friendship and photos. The free event takes place at the library- 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Suzanne teaches ESL, composition, literature, and creative writing. She has developed courses in Gothic Literature, The Female Gothic, Literature and the Environment, Contemporary American Poetry, The Memoir, and Travel Writing. She has taught in Salamanca, Spain with the LTCC study abroad program and studied Spanish in Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Peru. Suzanne directs the LTCC Visiting Writers’ Series, and she edits the LTCC literary journal, The Kokanee.

Suzanne holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and an M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a PhD. in Literature and the Environment from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her dissertation, an ecofeminist study of Gothic literature, is titled The EcoGothic: Gendered Landscapes and Pastoral Ideologies in the Gothic. Suzanne’s research interests include eighteenth and nineteenth century British and American Gothic, ecofeminism, the memoir, and poetry.

Suzanne is the author of four full-length poetry collections, including Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel (Cherry Grove Collections, 2011), Shameless, Nothing to You, and Plotting Temporality (forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press) and her memoir Almost Somewhere: 28 Days on the John Muir Trail.

Named “The Next Great Travel Writer” by National Geographic Traveler, Suzanne’s travel writing has appeared in Traveler magazine, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel, and Matador. She is also the recipient of the Randall Reid and McMillan Creative Writing Awards at UNR, as well as the 2010 Fourth River International Poetry Contest and the Eda Kriseova Nonfiction Writing Fellowship in Prague. She also won the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award.

Suzanne is currently at work on a book of travel essays. For more information, or to read Suzanne’s work, visit

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