Audio Selections Below
Video Selections Below
"The Utility and Importance of Research in Writing"
A Workshop for the Sierra Writers Conference - January 31, 2020
On January 31, 2020, Gary Noy presented a workshop on "The Utility and Importance of Research in Writing" for the 5th Annual Sierra Writers Conference 2020.
Event held at the Rocklin campus of Sierra Community College.
Videography by Chris Poling of Sierra College Media Services and Distance Learning.
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Beth Ruyak. A discussion of Sierra Stories. Originally aired on April 28, 2014.
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Jeffrey Callison. A discussion of The Illuminated Landscape by co-editors Gary Noy and Rick Heide, illustrator/contributor Joe Medeiros, and foreword author Robert Hanna, great-great grandson of John Muir. Originally aired May 17, 2010
"Do the Research - Tell the Story ... The Nuts-and-Bolts and Value of Historical Nonfiction Storytelling"
at the Sierra Writer's Conference
February 16, 2023
A presentation for the Sierra Writer's Conference. Introduced and moderated by Lynette Vrooman, Interim Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press. Zoom presentation recorded February 16, 2023.
"California Stories with Gary Noy"
featuring material from Gold Rush Stories
Five stories of California history:
"Bear and Bull Fights"
Videography and editing by Lisa Redfern
In 2011, Gary Noy was interviewed for "Nature Dreaming: Rediscovering California's Landscape", a two-part public radio series drawing upon dramatic readings of California landscape writing and commentary by prominent humanities scholars. This two-hour radio program was part of Santa Clara University's California Legacy project, directed by Dr. Terry Beers, and aired on a number of National Public Radio (NPR) stations. Presented here is the filmed version of the interview -- the audio from the interview was incorporated into the radio program.
Published November 30, 2011.
"California Gold Rush Fires and Floods"
California Historical Society
June 1, 2017
On June 1, 2017, Gary Noy spoke at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, He was introduced by Patty Pforte, Manager of Public Programs. Gary's topic was "California Gold Rush Fires and Floods."
The presentation was recorded by C SPAN and aired nationally on C SPAN 3 American History television. Available only through C SPAN website.
Interview on KVPR, Fresno NPR Station, on "Valley Edition," hosted by Joe Moore. A discussion of Sierra Stories. Originally aired May 20, 2014.
Hellacious California! Discussion
July 8, 2020
A discussion on Hellacious California! with Gary Noy and Steve Wasserman, Executive Director and Publisher of Heyday Books - Zoom presentation recorded July 8, 2020
Interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program, hosted by Beth Ruyak. A discussion of Gold Rush Stories. Originally aired on May 9, 2017.
Feature interview on KRCB 91.1 FM, North Bay Public Media, conducted by News Director Bruce Robinson. A discussion of Gold Rush Stories. Originally aired on June 9, 2017.
Highlights of Sierra Nevada literature are discussed by the editors and illustrator of the California Legacy anthology The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology (Heyday, Santa Clara University, Sierra College Press, 2010). Featured are (l. to r.) Rick Heide (editor), Gary Noy (editor), and Joe Medeiros (Illustrator/Contributor). Published April 23, 2012. Produced for the Santa Clara University "California Legacy Project," coordinated by Dr. Terry Beers. Videography by Terry Beers.
"Sierra College Press - Standing Guard - Twenty Years" Commemorative Video
The year 2022 marked the 20th Anniversary of Sierra College's "Standing Guard" project and the founding of the Sierra College Press. The Press produced this commemorative video in recognition of this anniversary. Gary Noy was the first Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press.
"A Night at the State Library"
May 10, 2017
On May 10, 2017, Gary Noy spoke at "A Night at the State Library" at the California State Library, Sacramento. He was introduced by Gary Kurutz, Principal Librarian emeritus of the California State Library. Gary's topic was "Very Little Law: Law, Legislation, and Hullabaloo during the California Gold Rush."
Published on YouTube on May 11, 2017. Available only through YouTube.
Photo by Daryl Stinchfield, February 2017
In January 2022, Gary was featured on the podcast "Drinkers with Writing Problems," produced and written by Scott Thomas Anderson. The podcast is two hours long and only edited excerpts are presented here. The full episode is available wherever podcasts are available, such as Apple podcasts and Audible.
"Hellacious California!" Author Interview at the Sierra Writer's Conference
October 1, 2021
A presentation on Hellacious California! for the Sierra Writer's Conference. Introduced by Lynette Vrooman, Interim Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press. Interviewers: Lynette Vrooman and Lisa Redfern, Audiovisual Coordinator of the Sierra Writer's Conference. Zoom presentation recorded October 1, 2021.
On May 2, 2017, Gary Noy appeared live on "Good Day Sacramento" with reporter Cambi Brown to discuss Gold Rush Stories and to promote his speaking engagement at the Sierra College Natural History Museum on May 12, 2017. The May 12 event was the official Sierra College Book Launch for Gold Rush Stories.
Published May 4, 2017.
"Hellacious California!" at the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco
January 7, 2021
A presentation on Hellacious California! for the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco. Introduced by Laura Sheppard, program director of the Mechanics' Institute. Zoom presentation recorded January 7, 2021.
Interview on the "Newcastle TV Show" with hosts Robin Enos and John Downs, the "Time Traveler." The interview discussed Hellacious California! and other historical events. Originally aired on KAHI Radio 950 AM on June 27, 2020.
California Book Club Discussion of C Pam Zhang's novel How Much of These Hills is Gold
October 15, 2020
A discussion on How Much of These Hills is Gold by novelist C Pam Zhang, editor/journalist John Freeman, and Gary Noy. Gary was a panelist for this discussion presented by the California Book Club and the Journal of Alta California. Gary's contributions are at the 16:00 and 47:25 minute markers - Zoom presentation recorded October 15, 2020.
Gary Noy, Author and Lecturer
On January 30, 2023, Gary and Lynette Vrooman, Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press, appeared on the "Steve Baker Show" on KVMR Radio in Nevada City. They discussed the 2023 Sierra Writers Conference and historical nonfiction storytelling.
"The Elegant Utility of Formalized Curiosity, or, The Importance of Research in Writing" - Keynote Address for the Sierra Writers Conference
January 20, 2018
On January 20, 2018, Gary Noy delivered the Keynote Address for the Sierra Writers Conference held at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley, California. Gary's topic was "The Elegant Utility of Formalized Curiosity, or, The Importance of Research in Writing." A short video summarizing the conference was produced by Redfern Studios and is presented here. It features snippets from Gary's address.
This summary video and additional information is also available at www.SierraWritersConference.com