Books & Writers: Wendi Aarons

Reading: Friday, November 22, 2013, 7pm
Writing Workshop: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1-2pm
at the BRIC
108 E Proctor Street, Carson City

CCAI Books & Writers Series Presents Wendi Aarons
they’re not all gems

The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is delighted to invite you to a reading and a writing wendiaarons-picworkshop with humor writer and blogger Wendi Aarons at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. The reading will take place Friday, November 22 at 7pm and the humor-writing workshop is on Saturday, November 23, 1-2pm. The free events are part of CCAI’s Books & Writers series co-sponsored with the Carson City Library. CCAI and the Library enthusiastically invite all writers and readers to attend the reading and the workshop.

Ms. Aarons’ biography states that she was “born in North Dakota, has a film degree from University of Oregon, lived for ten years in Los Angeles, and in the fabulous city of Austin, Texas since 1999 with husband Chris and two genius sons.” CCAI proudly adds that Wendi is a graduate of Carson High School. Her blog, “they’re not all gems,” is online at

Her biography continues: “In my life before yoga pants, I worked as a copywriter and for a couple of movie studios like Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Pictures in L.A. Then I had kids and stopped contributing to society. In the past couple years, my humor pieces have been seen at McSweeneys, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times (quoted), The Stir, Fresh Yarn, Parentwise Austin, BlogHer, AustinWoman, KUT, HybridMom and many other places I can’t remember because of my raging Benadryl and chardonnay habit. (But I do remember that I’m a regular contributor to the wonderful website AlphaMom.)

“In 2009, I was a Voice of the Year winner at BlogHer, the world’s largest conference for women in social media, and was also a BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree in 2011. Additionally, I was asked to speak twice on comedy writing at BlogHer conferences and in August 2012, my other blog will be hosting an official BlogHer party with upwards of 3,000 invitees. Recently, I was thrilled to learn that my blog was named “Editors Choice Funniest Mom Blog” by Parents Magazine.

Aarons also produced and directed the 2011 and 2013 Austin Listen to Your Mother shows. She said, “LTYM Austin is part of a really exciting 10-city series of shows, so be sure to check out the website because there’s some really great stuff on there.”

In the writing workshop, Ms. Aarons will give tips and techniques on humor writing, and discuss ways to get your writing out to the public.

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community building for the area’s diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and online projects.

A Nevada Arts Council Artist Residency Express Grant partially funded this project. CCAI is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, City of Carson City, Nevada Arts Council, City of Carson City, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Bank Foundation, and the John and Grace Naumann Foundation.