The Salon and Pop-Up Salon

 

Friday, July 20

6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: The Poetry Movement, moderated by Rosie Trump, assistant professor in the dance department at the University of Nevada, Reno. As an introduction to The Poetry Movement, a site-specific performance taking place at the bookstore immediately following the talk, this Salon will feature poets and choreographers discussing the connection between language and movement. A historian will ground this conversation with the history of the Levy Mansion. The audience will participate in a Q & A, which will be followed by a reception and a dance performance of The Poetry Movement throughout the historic Levy House at Sundance Books and Music. Guest panelists will include: 

 

Patricia Cafferata is an attorney, author, historian, and a life-long resident of Reno, Nevada. Cafferata served in the Nevada Assembly, and when she was elected Nevada State Treasurer in 1982, she became the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. Cafferata has also served as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties. She has written eight books on Nevada history, including Christmas in Nevada. Additionally, she co-authored her mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again. 

 

Keely Cobb is a dance choreographer and performer based in Reno. She is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Theater and a minor in Dance. She dances for multiple companies including Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance, Collateral&Co. and Karen Burns Productions and presented her own company this year, Around the Stage | Modern Dance Company.

 

Caitlin McCarty is a writer, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in Reno, Nevada who graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in English Writing and a minor in Dance. She is the Founder and Choreographer of Collateral&Co. Contemporary Dance Company, a local company that explores the intricacies of the human experience and is inspired by the way words influence movement. 

 

Jared Stanley’s most recent book is EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017). Forthcoming projects include Ignore the Cries of Empty Stones and Your Flesh Will Break Out in Scavengers, an essay and artwork, Terma, a collaboration with the artist Sameer Farooq, and Bewildernessless, an artist's book. 

 

Rosie Trump is a dance choreographer, filmmaker, performer, educator, and the artistic director of Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance. Trump is the founder and curator of the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Trump holds an MFA in Experimental Dance Choreography from UC Riverside and a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

 

The Nevada Humanities Salon Series is held bi-monthly and features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada, as well as an audience Q & A session and light refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

 

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium, UNLV Campus4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Pre-Program Reception, 6:00 p.m.  |  Salon Discussion, 7:00 p.m.
 
Join Nevada Humanities and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Friday, May 4, 2018, for Nevada Humanities
Pop-Up Salon: Creativity and Healing after October 1. The evening will bring together diverse thinkers to explore how art
and creativity can help us chart a path towards healing after the October 1 shootings. 
Moderated by Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV University Libraries. Panelists include:
Mary Corey March, renowned artist and creator of Identity Tapestry; Susanna Newbury, Assistant Professor of Art History at UNLV;
and Jill Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada. 
 
The evening is free and open to all. 
 
This event is produced by Nevada Humanities and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, with support from the National Endowment
for the Humanities and the UNLV College of Fine Arts.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Join Nevada Humanities for a Pop-Up Salon: The Opioid Crisis and the Power of Story
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, Las Vegas 
Program: 7:00-8:00 pm
Reception and Book Signing: 8:00 pm
 
Part of the Nevada Humanities Salon series, this Pop-Up Salon features the voices and stories of
Julie Buntin and Sam Quinones, the 2018 Nevada Reads authors. Moderated by Heidi Kyser,
staff writer at Desert Companion, the authors will discuss the history of opioid use and abuse in
the United States and how storytelling is integral to understanding the root causes of this
epidemic. Audience members can participate in a question and answer session followed by a
reception and book signing. The evening is free and open to all. Featured books will be provided
by The Writer’s Block and available for sale at this event. This event is hosted in partnership with
the Clark County Library.
 
Panelists include:
 
Julie Buntin grew up in northern Michigan. Her debut novel, Marlena, was a finalist for the
National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, longlisted for The Center for Fiction's First
Novel Prize, and named a best book of 2017 by over thirteen venues, including The Washington
Post, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Vogue, The New York
Times Book Review, Guernica, and other publications. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York,
and is the Director of Writing Programs at Catapult.
 
Native New Mexican Heidi Kyser has freelanced for the Patriot Ledger, Improper Bostonian, L.A.
Times, Variety and several Southern Nevada publications. Her staff positions include 10 years
editing trade publications Tradeshow Week and World Tea News and a year and a half writing
for alt-weekly Vegas Seven. She is currently staff writer at Desert Companion, the monthly
magazine of Nevada Public Radio, where she focuses on in-depth reporting of complex regional
stories, winning her the 2016 Maggie Award from the Western Publishing Association for best
news story.
 
Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former Los Angeles Times reporter, and author of
three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30
years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books.
In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the Los Angeles Times, covering
immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs. In 2014, he resigned from the
paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine,
The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications. He is the 2008 recipient of
the Maria Moors Cabot prize for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a
1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given
to print journalists.
 
 
Nevada Reads is a program of Nevada Humanities and part of the Nevada Center for the Book.
Nevada Reads is made possible with support from Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public
Records; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. The Library of Congress Center for the Book promotes books and libraries, literacy
and reading, and poetry and literature. This year, Nevada Reads features Julie Buntin’s
two books that address the national opioid crisis in different ways.
 
 
 
 

 

The Salon: Pain and Healing

Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

Join Nevada Humanities at Sundance Books and Music on Friday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m., for The Salon: Pain and Healing. Moderated by Dr. Todd Felts, assistant professor in the Reynolds School at the University of Nevada, Reno, the evening will feature a conversation about current physician practices and pitfalls in treating physical pain, while also exploring non-traditional routes to pain management. The psychological effects of trauma, and how this pain can be treated, will be part of the discussion. The Salon will include audience discussion and light refreshments. The March 16th discussion will be the kickoff to future conversations around the national opioid epidemic, which Nevada Humanities is exploring through the lens of two books: Sam Quinones' Dreamland, and Julie Buntin's Marlena: A Novel

 

Panelists will include: 

 

Reka Danko, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine. Following board certification, Dr. Danko joined a hospitalist practice in Northern Nevada. In 2013, she began working at Northern Nevada HOPES, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Reno, where she served as the Chief Medical Officer and focused on building an integrated care model to deliver services and developing an outpatient addiction program to help those with opioid and alcohol use disorder. Dr. Danko became board certified in Addiction Medicine in 2018 and remains active at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor and as a hospitalist and medical director of the hospitalist group at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

 

Dr. Todd Felts is an assistant professor of strategic communications in the Reynolds School at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research involves people in the Middle East, Latin America and Northern Nevada, on ways to reach vulnerable populations with critical messages, and use social media to transform and inspire communities. Dr. Felts sits on the board of directors for Northern Nevada HOPES and Nevada Humanities, and holds the APR credential from the Public Relations Society of America. 

 

Dr. Barbara Kohlenberg is a psychologist in Reno. She is a full professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is a clinical psychology graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. Her interests include functional analytic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relationship-focused and acceptance-based therapy, stigma, shame, intimacy, trauma, addiction, values and interpersonal problems.


Dr. Lynn Kotlicky PT, DPT received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. She has been a clinician for over 20 years and currently works in an outpatient therapy setting. Dr. Kotlicky has worked in a wide variety of settings in her diverse career, with much of it focusing on pain management. 

 

 

 

 

Join Nevada Humanities for our next Salon series gathering: "The Politics of Protest in Nevada.” 

 

When: Friday, January 19, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

January 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest mass protest in Northern Nevada’s history, with over 10,000 people peacefully protesting in downtown Reno. As we reflect on the rich history of protest and civil disobedience in Nevada, join Nevada Humanities for our next Salon series gathering: The Salon: The Politics of Protest in Nevada. 

 

This Salon will be moderated by Dr. Emily K. Hobson, assistant professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, and will feature a diverse panel of voices, discussing current mass mobilizing efforts. The Salon will focus on different resistance movements around land access and rights in Nevada, from the Dann sisters to the Bundy family. Featured Salon panelists who will lead the discussion include: Aria Overli, economic justice community organizer; John L. Smith, journalist; and Autumn Harry, environmental steward and activist. 

 

Meet Our Salon Panelists

 

Autumn Harry is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Northern Nevada. She recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. Throughout her college career, Autumn had the opportunity to complete several internships; each playing a vital role in her growth as an environmental steward. Throughout her travels, Autumn has worked within Indigenous communities - learning about how climate change affects cultural and natural resources. Recently, Autumn has been involved in organizing actions, bringing awareness to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the importance of preserving water in Nevada. 

 

Emily K. Hobson is an assistant professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her first book, Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left was published by the University of California Press in 2016.

 

Aria Overli is the Economic Justice Community Organizer with ACTIONN. ACTIONN works to organize communities of faith and people most affected by issues to fight for a stronger Northern Nevada. Overli received her master's degree in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in Gender, Race, and Identity from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Her thesis focused on organizing and community building among young undocumented immigrants in the final years of the Obama administration. Aria grew up in Northern Nevada in an extremely low-income family and is passionate about ensuring that all low-income folks have access the opportunities to succeed and to live safe and healthy lives. 

 

John L. Smith is an award-winning columnist and the author of more than a dozen books of non-fiction, biography, investigative journalism, short stories, and travel writing. Named “most popular print journalist” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s readers for 14 years straight. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast online magazine, and is the founder of the independent press, Nevadasmith Press. Smith is currently writing a book about the Bundy family in Nevada. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


PAST SALON EVENTS

2017

A Visual History of Atomic Testing in Nevada. 
Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, in Reno. 

Part of Nevada Humanities' Salon series, the evening will feature several expert voices on the history of the Cold War and the legacy of atomic testing in Nevada. Moderated by Alison Gaulden, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, the discussion will center around Andrew Kirk’s book, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, which chronicles this history in graphic novel form. Visual culture and imagery were manipulated and used to promote atomic testing at the height of the Cold War, and we are compelled to understand this history in a new light. Panelists will include Andrew Kirk, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Meredith Oda, assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Peter Goin, photographer and Foundation Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. Audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. The evening is free and open to all. 

 

Sheryl Oring
Nevada Humanities presents “Activating Democracy: I Wish to Say” on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, in Reno. Part of Nevada Humanities’ Salon series, the evening will feature artist Sheryl Oring in conversation with Alison Gaulden, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. The discussing will center around Oring’s decade-long project entitled “I Wish to Say”, whereby the artist invites passersby to dictate postcard messages to the United States President. Audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. The evening is free and open to all. 

 

2016

JULY SALON: Wild Horses: A Range of Meanings for the Vanishing West 

6:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016
Sundance Books & Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Melissa Farlow and author Terri Farley take you beyond protests and politics to meet the tough, family-centric mustangs whose secret world has been an integral part of the West for millions of years. Vivid images and eyewitness accounts of round-ups, fossils, adventure and rescue create a you-are-there experience for all ages.  
 
This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MAY SALON: A Conversation with Kay Ryan and Gailmarie Pahmeier

6:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2016
Sundance Books & Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Join Nevada Humanities for an evening with our special guest, former United States Poet Laureate, MacArthur Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan. Ryan will be in conversation with Reno's current poet laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier. The Salon will include a 30-minute conversation, followed by a book signing.  
 
Kay Ryan will be reading from her works at the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl on Saturday May 21st. Information about the Literary Crawl can be found on the Nevada Humanities website.
 
This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MARCH POP-UP SALON: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist John Branch

6:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016
Incline Village Library
845 Alder Ave, Incline Village

John Branch has been a sports reporter for the New York Times since 2005. He has covered a broad range of sports-related stories on professional football, high school basketball, professional rodeo, and the importance of running to the Hopi culture. Branch’s 2011 New York Times series “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” about Derek Boogaard was adapted into the book Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard which won the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting.
 
Branch was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his engaging story “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” a story the Pulitzer organization called an “… evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements.”
 
Join us for a discussion on the science of avalanches, mountain adventure, and an insider’s look at professional sports.

The Pop-Up Salon is free and open to the public.

 

This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MARCH SALON: Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

6:00 p.m., Friday, March 18th, 2016
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Join us for an evening with Steven Nightingale, with a brief reading from his book Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God, followed by a conversation with the author and Professor Dianne Cheseldine. The conversation will focus on the legendary conviviencia -- the "living together" of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities in Medieval Spain -- an era of extraordinary accomplishment in science, mathematics, art, and governance. The discussion will also pose questions as to how this work might be carried out today, building hope for a peaceful future.

Steven Nightingale writes novels, sonnets, long essays, and is exploring currently a promiscuous range of projects. His interests include the medieval art of Spain and Italy, the wild country of the American West and the Caribbean, cooking for his treasured wife and daughter, astronomy, venture capital, the quantitative arts, and Emily Dickinson, whom he loves. 

Dianne Cheseldine holds a Master of Arts degree in French and in English. She recently retired from Truckee Meadows Community (TMCC) College after teaching for twenty-five years as a full-time faculty member. In addition to teaching foreign languages she also developed a humanities class during a sabbatical year in Spain with a focus on medieval Spanish history and Spanish religious art in the American Southwest.

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 at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

JANUARY SALON: Poetic Food for the Soul

Event details:
Panelists: 
Jim Roderick, professor of English
Robin Griffin, professor of English and SoulCollage facilitator
Christopher Daniels, managing director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre and full-time yoga instructor

Moderator: Reverend Rebecca Allen, Center for Spiritual Living

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

Join us in the new year as we discuss the natural hunger that people have for connection beyond the mundane world of existence. With our panel of experts, we will discuss the films, music, literature, and art that allows us to explore the​ expressions of the Soul around the world.

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 at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, and The Nightingale Family Foundation.