Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Memoirist and Adventure Writer Tracy Ross at LTCC Feb 7

Posted on February 2, 2013
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series will host Tracy Ross, the author of the memoir The Source of All Things, on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Aspen Room.  Join Tracy for a reading, discussion, and book signing. The event is free and books will be available for purchase.

Tracy is an award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Backpacker Magazine. Her essay “The Source of All Things” won the National Magazine Award in 2009 and has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Magazine Writing.

Her Skiing magazine story “Our Country Comes Skiing in Peace” received a notable mention in Best American Travel Writing, and her work has also appeared in Outside and Women’s Sports Illustrated. Ross’s assignments have taken her to the wilds of Alaska, the ski slopes of Iran, and the most remote reaches of Ecuador.

She writes about exotic places and intriguing people, but mainly about the wilderness and how it intersects with the most important issues in our lives. O Magazine has called her memoir The Source of All Things “Disturbing but beautifully written…[And we’ve] heard stories like these before, but rarely in such clear, unsentimental prose.” Tracy Ross currently lives with her family at 8,000 feet in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado.

The LTCC Writers’ Series is committed to providing a cultural outlet for its students and the community by offering free readings, discussions, craft talks, and workshops with nationally known award-winning authors, as well as poetry slams, open mic nights, and student readings.

Over the past 12 years, LTCC has hosted poets and writers such as Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, Denise Duhamel, Luis Rodriguez, H.L. Hix, Sholeh Wolpé, Chris Abani, Dorianne Laux, Francisco Jimenez, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Lama Marut. For more information, contact LTCC Writers’ Series coordinator Suzanne Roberts at

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