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 www.garynoy.com.

Past Events

Gold Rush Stories at the Sierra Writers Conference in Grass Valley

Saturday Jan 20 2018   9:00 AM
Sierra College–Nevada County Campus  250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Sierra College Patrons – Rocklin

Monday Jan 08 2018   12:00 PM
Fireside Room, Sierra College  5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Mayflower Society in Folsom

Saturday Nov 18 2017   12:00 PM
Cliff House of Folsom  9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories in Grass Valley

Thursday Nov 02 2017   1:00 PM
Empire Mine Park Association  10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

CANCELED: Gold Rush Stories at the Historic North Star House in Grass Valley

Sunday Oct 22 2017   2:00 PM
Historic North Star House  12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley, CA  map

California Studies Dinner Seminar: Gold Rush Stories

Thursday Oct 19 2017   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories in Morgan Hill

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   7:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library  660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Corral of Westerners in San Francisco

Tuesday Sep 26 2017   5:30 PM
Fior d’Italia restaurant, San Remo Hotel  2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Auburn-Placer County Library

Friday Sep 15 2017   12:00 PM
Auburn-Placer County Library  350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories in Chicago Park/Peardale

Wednesday Sep 06 2017   12:00 PM
Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Station Community Room  15057 Highway 174, Grass Valley, CA  map

CANCELED Gold Rush Stories at the Gold Country Celtic Society

Wednesday Aug 23 2017   6:00 PM
Downstairs: VFW Post 2655  415 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at North Lake Tahoe Historical Society

Thursday Aug 17 2017  
Gatekeeper’s Museum and Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum  130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Nevada County Historical Society

Thursday Jul 20 2017   7:00 PM
Sierra Presbyterian Church  175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, CA  map

CANCELED- Gold Rush Stories at University Press Books

Tuesday Jul 11 2017   6:00 PM
University Press Books  2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Mechanics’ Institute

Thursday Jul 06 2017   6:30 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St, San Francisco, CA  map

CANCELED–Gold Rush Stories at Henry Miller Library in Carmel

Sunday Jul 02 2017   3:00 PM
Henry Miller Library at the Barnyard  3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories in Truckee

Thursday Jun 29 2017   6:00 PM
Sierra Bible Church  11460 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Newcomers Club of Nevada County

Wednesday Jun 28 2017   1:00 PM
Alta Sierra Country Club  11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Historic North Star House in Grass Valley

Sunday Jun 18 2017   2:00 PM
Historic North Star House  12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories on The Newcastle Radio Show – KAHI AM 950 – Auburn

Saturday Jun 17 2017   10:00 AM
KAHI AM 950  , Auburn, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at Sierra Renaissance Society in Cameron Park

Friday Jun 16 2017   1:00 PM
Cameron Park Community Center  2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Sonoma Historical Society

Saturday Jun 10 2017   2:00 PM
Sonoma Community Center   276 East Napa St, Sonoma, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Avid Reader

Friday Jun 09 2017   7:30 PM
The Avid Reader Bookstore  617 Second St, Davis, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at Auburn Recreation District—CANCELLED

Wednesday Jun 07 2017   6:00 PM
Canyon View Community Center  471 Maidu Dr, Auburn, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Auburn Rotary Club

Tuesday Jun 06 2017   12:00 PM
Auburn Rotary Club   195 Pine Street, Auburn, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the California Historical Society

Thursday Jun 01 2017   6:00 PM
California Historical Society   678 Mission St, San Francisco, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at Pegasus Books In Berkeley

Wednesday May 24 2017   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories Launch at Sierra College

Friday May 12 2017   7:30 PM
Sierra College Natural History Museum, Sewell Hall  5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at Sundance Books—CANCELLED

Thursday May 11 2017   7:00 PM
Sundance Books  121 California Way, Reno, NV  map

Gold Rush Stories for a Night at the State Library

Wednesday May 10 2017   6:00 PM
California State Library  900 N St, Sacramento, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories in Grass Valley

Monday May 08 2017   12:00 PM
Casa Las Katrinas restaurant  10100 Alta Sierra Dr, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma

Saturday May 06 2017   11:00 AM
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park   Park Headquarters, 310 Back Street, Coloma, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at The Book Seller in Grass Valley

Sunday Apr 30 2017   1:00 PM
The Book Seller   107 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gold Rush Stories at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Saturday Apr 29 2017   3:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the Orchard Creek Book Group

Thursday Dec 15 2016   11:45 AM
Orchard Creek Lodge  965 Orchard Creek Ln, Lincoln, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Sierra Renaissance Society

Friday Oct 21 2016   1:00 PM
Cameron Park Community Center  2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, CA  map

CANCELLED: Sierra Stories at the Canyon View Community Center, Auburn

Wednesday Oct 19 2016   6:00 PM
Canyon View Community Center  471 Maidu Dr, Auburn, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the Auburn-Placer County Library

Friday Sep 16 2016   12:00 PM
Auburn-Placer County Library  350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Sunday Aug 14 2016   10:00 AM
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park  1450 Highway 88, Minden, NV  map

Sierra Stories at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Wednesday Aug 10 2016   6:00 PM
El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe Branch  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra Stories at North Lake Tahoe Historical Society

Thursday Jul 21 2016   4:00 PM
Gatekeeper’s Museum and Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum  130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Newcomers Club of Nevada County

Wednesday Jun 22 2016   1:00 PM
Alta Sierra Country Club  11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories

Saturday May 02 2015  
Book Seller  107 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center in Grass Valley

Sunday Jan 11 2015   2:00 PM
Nevada County Jewish Community Center, Congregation B’nai Harim  506 Walsh St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Alta Sierra Country Club in Grass Valley

Monday Nov 10 2014   12:00 PM
Alta Sierra Country Club  118971 Tammy Way, Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the Rotary Club of Reno-Sunrise

Friday Oct 31 2014   7:00 AM
Atlantis Casino Convention Center  3800 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV  map

Sierra Stories at the California Capital Book Festival

Saturday Oct 25 2014   2:00 PM
Sacramento Convention Center  1400 J St., Sacramento, CA  map

Gary Noy: Sunnyvale Historical Society

Monday Oct 13 2014   7:30 PM
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum  570 East Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Sierra College in Truckee

Friday Oct 10 2014   7:00 PM
Sierra College –Tahoe-Truckee Campus  11001 College Trail, Truckee, CA  map

Sierra Stories in Bishop

Friday Oct 03 2014   6:30 PM
Spellbinder Books  124 S Main St., Bishop, CA  map

Gary Noy: South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library

Tuesday Sep 23 2014   6:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the California Historical Society in San Francisco

Thursday Sep 11 2014   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Sundance Books in Reno

Wednesday Aug 06 2014   6:30 PM
Sundance Books and Music  121 California Way, Reno, NV  map

Sierra Stories at ASRA Canyon Keepers

Tuesday Aug 05 2014   5:45 PM
Canyon View Community Center  471 Maidu Dr., Auburn, CA  map

South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center Benefit

Saturday Aug 02 2014   1:00 PM
Bookworks, Lakeview Plaza  3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Lyon Books in Chico

Thursday Jul 17 2014   7:00 PM
Lyon Books  135 Main St., Chico, CA  map

Sierra Stories @ The Book Seller

Thursday Jul 10 2014   6:00 PM
The Book Seller  107 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories at the San Francisco Westerners Corral

Tuesday Jun 24 2014   5:00 PM
L'Olivier French Restaurant  465 Davis Ct., San Francisco, CA  map

Reading at The John Muir House in Martinez

Saturday Jun 21 2014   6:00 PM
John Muir Home, John Muir National Historic Site  4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA  map

Sierra Stories: Davis

Friday Jun 06 2014   7:30 PM
The Avid Reader  617 Second St., Davis, CA  map

Sierra Stories in Carson City

Thursday May 29 2014   6:00 PM
Carson City BRIC Library  108 E. Proctor St., Carson City, NV  map

Sierra Stories

Tuesday May 27 2014   6:00 PM
Margie Edinger Room, City of Santa Clara – Central Park Library  2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA  map

Sierra Stories in South Lake Tahoe

Tuesday May 20 2014   6:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Lake Tahoe Community College present Sierra Stories

Friday May 09 2014   7:00 PM
Lake Tahoe Community College Library  1 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

BOOK LAUNCH EVENT: Sierra Stories

Saturday May 03 2014   12:00 PM
Empire Mine State Historic Park  10791 E Empire St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Sierra College Press

Friday May 02 2014   6:00 PM
Sierra College, Boardroom, LR 133  5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin, CA  map

Bear Yuba Land Trust: Sierra Stories

Thursday May 01 2014   7:00 PM
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library  980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA  map

Gold Country Celtic Society: Sierra Stories

Wednesday Apr 23 2014   6:30 PM
Nevada County Veteran's Building  415 N. Pine St., Nevada City, CA  map

Auburn Chamber of Commerce: Private Event

Wednesday Apr 16 2014   2:30 PM
Lakeside Room, Auburn District Regional Park  3770 Richardson Dr., Auburn, CA  map

Auburn Rotary Club: Sierra Stories

Tuesday Apr 15 2014   12:00 PM
Elks Lodge  195 Pine St., Auburn, CA  map

Rocklin Historical Society: Sierra Stories

Sunday Apr 13 2014   2:00 PM
Old St. Mary’s Chapel  5251 Front St., Rocklin, CA  map

A Night at the State Library: Sierra Stories

Wednesday Apr 09 2014   6:00 PM
California State Library, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, Meeting Room 500  914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  map

Sierra Stories at Sierra College

Monday Apr 07 2014   12:30 PM
Sierra College Fireside Room  5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin, CA  map

Sierra Stories

Thursday Apr 03 2014   12:00 PM
Elks Lodge  195 Pine St., Auburn, CA  map

Sneak Peek: Gary Noy’s Sierra Stories

Wednesday Apr 10 2013   7:00 PM
Sierra College Library LRC 133A  5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin, CA  map

The Salon: Still Publishing. Still Happy

Friday Oct 19 2012   6:00 PM
Sundance Books and Music  121 California Ave., Reno, CA  map

Re-Imagining the California Dream (MELUS/USACLALS Conference)

Saturday Apr 21 2012   3:30 PM
Fairmont Hotel  170 South Market St., San Jose, CA  map

Woman’s Club of Lincoln: March Meeting

Tuesday Mar 27 2012   1:30 PM
Woman's Club of Lincoln  499 E St., Lincoln, CA  map

“The Illuminated Landscape” in Yosemite

Friday Aug 12 2011   20:00:00
LeConte Memorial Lodge  , Yosemite National Park, CA  map

Illuminated Landscape

Tuesday Aug 02 2011   18:15:00
Canyon View Community Center  , Auburn, CA  map

Rocklin/Loomis Rotary Club

Wednesday Mar 23 2011   07:00:00
Whitney Oaks Golf Club  , Rocklin, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape

Thursday Mar 17 2011   19:00:00
Madelyn Helling Library  , Nevada City, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape-CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday Feb 17 2011   19:00:00
Madelyn Helling Library  , Nevada City, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Auburn

Tuesday Jan 25 2011   19:00:00
Auburn-Placer County Library  , Auburn, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Marin!

Sunday Nov 14 2010   16:00:00
Book Passage  , Corte Madera, CA  map

San Francisco Corral of Westerners

Tuesday Oct 26 2010   18:30:00
Capurro's Restaurant  , San Francisco, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Lincoln

Friday Oct 22 2010   15:00:00
Lincoln Public Library  , Lincoln, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Davis

Friday Oct 15 2010   19:30:00
The Avid Reader  , Davis, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology in Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall

Thursday Oct 07 2010   18:30:00
Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall  , Auburn, CA  map

The Auburn Gold Country Rotary presents The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology

Thursday Sep 30 2010   13:00:00
The Ridge Golf Course  , Auburn, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Sacramento

Sunday Sep 26 2010   16:00:00
The Avid Reader at the Tower  , Sacramento, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology in Oakland

Friday Sep 10 2010   19:30:00
Mrs. Dalloway's  , Oakland, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology in Chico

Tuesday Aug 31 2010   19:00:00
Lyon Books  , Chico, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape in Grass Valley

Saturday Aug 07 2010   13:00:00
The Book Seller  , Grass Valley, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape

Saturday Jul 24 2010   20:00:00
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Illuminated Landscape in Bishop

Friday Jul 23 2010   18:30:00
Spellbinder Books  , Bishop, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape

Monday Jun 21 2010   19:00:00
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The Illuminated Landscape

Wednesday Jun 16 2010   19:00:00
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The Illuminated Landscape

Saturday Jun 12 2010   15:00:00
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The Illuminated Landscape Book Launch!

Saturday May 22 2010   10:00:00
John Muir National Historic Site  , Martinez, CA  map

The Illuminated Landscape

Friday May 21 2010   19:00:00
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35th Annual California Preservation Foundation Conference

Thursday May 13 2010   14:00:00
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Earth Day and John Muir’s Birthday Celebration!

Saturday Apr 17 2010   09:00:00
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Yosemite Association Spring Forum

Saturday Mar 27 2010   14:00:00
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