Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the Sierra Writers Conference in Rocklin

Friday Jan 31 2020   TBD
Sierra College--Rocklin Campus  5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will offer a workshop entitled The Utility and Importance of Research in Writing for the Sierra Writers Conference on January 31, 2020, at the Sierra College – Rocklin Campus.

A Sierra Nevada native, Gary Noy has taught history at Sierra Community College since 1987. His books include Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (1999); Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues (2014); Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck (2017), Hellacious California: Tales of Rascality, Revelry, Dissipation, Depravity and the Birth of the Golden State (Heyday Books and Sierra College Press), and more.

The Sierra Writers Conference is an annual event providing inspiration and craft progression activities for area writers and Sierra College students through lectures, panels, Q &A, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Registration required in advance. For more information on the Conference or to register, click on the Sierra Writers website at or visit the Sierra College website at

Gary Noy

A Sierra Nevada native and current resident, Gary Noy taught history at Sierra College from 1987 until 2012. He founded the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies and served as its director until his retirement. His previous titles include Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues (Heyday, 2014), which won the Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (Heyday, 2010), which he coedited, and Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (University of Nebraska Press, 1999). Visit his website at